Lamb's ear has been one of my favorite plants. Its soft, velvety leaves are a delight to touch. The silver color is a gorgeous background to any color flower that you would like. This is a great ground cover too as it can be very thick. In days past the lamb's ear was considered a medicinal herb. It was used as a wound dressing. It also has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties and is absorbent.