For best results grow Stachys Byzantina ground cover in full sun -though they will tolerate partial shade – in dry to medium, well-drained soil. Deadhead any spent flower spikes to encourage bushier growth. and then cut the plant back as it dies off in Winter. Divide congested clumps every 2-4 years in early Spring.

As a rough guide when planting Stachys Byzantina as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.

How to grow Stachys Byzantina

Position: Full sun / partial shade

Foliage: Perennial

Soil and site: Dry to medium well-drained soil

Flowering time: Late Spring / early Summer

Growth rate: Moderate

Ultimate height and spread: Height to 50cm (when in flower), spread to 45cm

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: Ensure good Winter drainage. Divide congested clumps every few years.