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Donkey's ear, rabbit's ear - these are just a few names for the Wollziest. But why is he called that? That and how Wollziest is grown, read here.
The Wollziest is especially popular with children, because its wooly-soft leaves feel so wonderful. It is not for nothing that it is therefore often popularly referred to as a donkey or rabbit ear, because the leaves in shape and color look absolutely similar to these animal ears.
As if the Wollziest not so pretty enough, he forms in summer, just in time for the rose bloom on top of that still impressive, up to 40 centimeters tall flowering stems. Until the end of August, these flower stalks inspire the beholder with a delicate pink flower, which impressively emphasizes the Wollziest in this way. So an optimal plant for all who want to inspire children for plants!
Here are some garden tips that will show you how to properly plant and care for the Wollziest.
When buying the Wollziest you should absolutely make sure that you also receive a flower-forming variety, since now even other varieties are offered, such. the variety "Silver Carpet".
The Wollziest you should plant in a always sunny to moderately half-shady place, where he clearly prefers nutrient-poor, sandy soils. He then quickly forms his offspring or a woolly plant carpet at a suitable place. However, the plant is by no means among the fast-growing groundcover!
But you can also easily plant the Wollziest in buckets and balcony troughs. A great, Mediterranean-like plant composition can be achieved in combination with lavender and yucca as well as with roses.
As for the subsequent care of the plant, so you should know that the hardy, extremely robust Wollziest is completely undemanding and even tolerate one or the other dry period in the garden optimally. Waterlogging or a moist soil are not optimal for the Wollziest, however, because the gray leaves otherwise form a kind of rottenness.
Our tip: Wollziest dry
The flower stalks of the Wollziest can be cut off before opening the flower and dried upside down. They are therefore ideal for all dry arrangements and even seem a little exotic. However, unfortunately, the plants are no longer visited by bees and bumblebees, who like to frolic during the flowering season.