Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Lamb’s ear

Stachys byzantina

About This Species

Zone 4a

Grow me instead of Common comfrey

Lamb’s ear is a herbaceous perennial with fuzzy, silver-green foliage and violet flowers that bloom in summer. It is extremely drought and heat tolerant, making this plant a good choice for xeriscaping and rock gardens.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions