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Lamium maculatum

Common Name(s):
Dead nettle, Lamium, Spotted dead nettle
Cultivar(s):
Variegatum, White Nancy, Herman's Pride, Beacon Silver, Album, Shell Pink
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Fast growing; Spotted dead nettle is a good ground cover for moist, shady areas. The opposite leaves are silvery green with large silver blotches on the upper surface, lightening up a dark shady area.

Season:
late spring to early summer
Height:
8-12 in.
Flower Color:
mauve pink
Hardiness:
3-8
Foliage:
Variegated foliage; 1-inch crinkled leaves with rounded teeth; unpleasantly scented when bruised
Flower:
Lavender flowers with upper and lower petal-like lip
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; well-drained acidic soil; prefers a cool site
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Low; spreading to upright
Propagation:
division spring or fall
Exposure:
partial to full shade
Soil:
moist, well drained soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe and North America
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 315

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