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It looks like mullein. Here is more information about growing mullein:
I planted two lambs ears in my raised garden and they are growing and healthy. My garden is in a community garden that must be cleared by 11/1. How do I transfer and care for them over the winter. In particular, what sized pots would be best and do I need a growing light. I’m in Asheville, NC. Thanks.
If you have a south facing window for them, you can do without the grow light. I don't know how much your plants have spread, but buy containers that will be about an inch wider than your leaf spread. If that seems too wide, you can have part of the leaves overlap the edge of the pot. They do not like sitting in water, so be sure the pot drains well. When watering, wait till the soil is very dry before watering again. Lamb's ear is susceptible to root rot. Here is more:
I got my lambs ear from the nursery about two weeks ago. I planted him about a week ago. I think I may have over watered him because he is wilted now. Should I replant him in new soil? Can he be saved?
They are easy to overwater, even outside. Are you going to plant it outside in the garden where it can spread? It's not really an indoor plant. You can keep it in a pot outside if you like, but then you really need to make sure you don't overwater, because in a pot, it's even harder for the soil to dry out.
I would plant it outside if possible. If you must keep it in a container, it wouldn't hurt to change out the soil if you've kept it moist. Lamb's ear likes it dry.
It has grown very well in the pot. I am pulling the dead leaves out from the bottom. Should I put it inside the garage, or plant it in the earth for winter?
You are in hardiness zone 7a and lamb's ear is hardy to zone 4. So, technically, you could leave it in a pot all winter and it should regrow in spring. The rule of thumb is if the hardiness zone of the plant is 2 zones lower than yours, it should be able to withstand winter in a container. If you want to be on the safe side, you can plant it in the ground.
I've been researching this. Half say to wait until all danger of frost to remove winter damage. The other half says to remove damaged leaves when you see new growth. It's mid March and I'm in zone 5, so last frost could be as late as the beginning of May... a long way off. However, there is quite a bit of new growth underneath the mats of dead leaves. If I prune now, will the frost/freeze damage the new growth? Or if I wait to prune, will the dead mats smother my new growth and either kill it or keep it from reaching its full potential? I need advice.
It's best to wait till spring because if you prune before winter's end, the plant is vulnerable to even more damage. The thought is that leaving the damaged foliage may protect against winter's snow and ice. But you can use your judgement as to when you think the worst of winter is over. A freeze could affect new growth, but snow generally protects plants from the harsh cold. If the new growth does die back, you should still get more new growth.
My lambs ear has a strange looking moisture on the leaves. It doesn't look like water. It is still on the leaf after over a day of dry weather. Everything else in our gardens is totally dry. The regularity and the shape of the "drops" on the leaf do not look like water. Please see attached photos. Phil Larson email@example.com
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It is hard to say from the photos. If there are snails and slugs in the area, then this could be an indication. They can leave a slime behind.