DEAD NETTLE

FAMILY: Lamiaceae | GENUS: LAMIUM

TYPE
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8

Plant Details

Native from Europe to western Asia. Heart-shaped, tooth-edged leaves, often marked with white or silver, are borne in opposite pairs; clustered flowers come in pink, white, yellow, lavender. Vigorous growers that thrive in shade; Lamium maculatum is used as a ground cover.

yellow archangel

lamium galeobdolon (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)

  • Grows upright to 2 feet., spreading slowly to form tight clumps.
  • Yellow flowers are inconspicuous.
  • Best-known selection is 'Hermann's Pride', with leaves evenly streaked and spotted with white.

spotted dead nettle

lamium maculatum

  • Running or trailing plant used as a ground cover or in hanging baskets.
  • To 6 inches tall, spreading 23 feet wide, with grayish green leaves marked in silver.
  • The species is very vigorous (even weedy) and is not planted as often as its selections.
  • All of these nicely light up shady areas of the garden.
  • Groom periodically to remove old, shabby growth.

Anne Greenaway

  • Lavender flowers.
  • Unusual leaves have gold edges and a central silver streak surrounded by olive-green.

Beacon Silver

  • Pink flowers and green-edged, silvery gray leaves.

Beedham's White'. White blooms and yellow to chartreuse leaves with a white stripe in the center.

Chequers

  • Pink flowers and green leaves with a central white stripe.

Orchid Frost

  • Pink blossoms; silver leaves edged in bluish green.

Pink Pewter

  • Pink blooms and silvery leaves edged in greenish gray.

White Nancy

  • Like 'Beacon Silver' but with white flowers.

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