Lamb's Ear

Botanical names: Stachys Byzantina

Availability: Year-round

Vase life: 10 to 14 days.

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: No

Description: Oblong or lance-shaped leaves, with rounded tips and scalloped edges covered in fine, silken hairs, giving them a soft, velvety texture. Lamb's ear leaves can vary in size, but they are generally medium-sized, ranging from 2 to 4 inches in length and about half as wide.

Color: Typically a striking silvery-gray or gray-green hue,

Botanical facts: Lamb's Ear belongs to the Lamiaceae family, commonly known as the mint family.

Design notes: Adding Lamb's Ear foliage to a flower arrangement can bring a unique touch of texture, color, and contrast.

Purchasing hints: Purchase foliage that is turgid with fuzzy, unblemished leaves.

Conditioning: Cut stem ends with as sharp knife. Hydrate in water mixed with a commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: When touched or crushed, the leaves emit a subtle, pleasant fragrance.

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