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Lamium maculatum

Phonetic Spelling
LAY-mee-um mak-yoo-LAH-tum
Description

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.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lamium
    Species:
    maculatum
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Lavender flowers with upper and lower petal-like lip
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Variegated foliage; 1" crinkled leaves with rounded teeth; unpleasantly tented when crushed. The opposite leaves are silvery green with large silver blotches on the upper surface.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No