Lamium- Dead Nettle

Hardy perennials with creeping habit; the flowers are yellow or purple.

Situation:

Both species are sometimes used as ground-cover, but since the growth is rather open, there is still a chance for weeds to grow. Ideal for semi-wild situations. Tolerates a great deal of shade.

Soil:

Will grow rampant in any soil, provided it is not too dry.

Propagation:

Very easily increased by division.

Lamium galeobdolon, actually the correct name is Galeobdolon luteum, yellow dead nettle: Height 25 cm; yellow flowers in early to mid summer; the foliage remains green in winter. In the form ‘Variegatum’ the leaves are blotched with silver.

Lamium maculatum: Height to 30 cm; crimson to rose-red flowers in pseudo-ears. The evergreen leaves have a central white streak.

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