Lamium maculatum is a perennial with silver foliage. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is also known as Deadnettle. In fact, they are not nettles but they resemble them therefore the name. Lamium maculatum is native to Europe and temperate Asia.
Lamium maculatum are good ground covers. They sometimes grow Lamium maculatum as annuals. They are drought tolerant. They do better in the shade or partial shade, especially under trees. They do well in moist well-drained soil. As they are establishing make sure to water them, but they are pretty hardy. You can divide them in early spring or later fall.
Lamium maculatum blooms with pink or purple flowers in May, June, and July. After flowering, you can cut it back so the leaves grow for the rest of the season. You can plant them in the ground or in containers.
They attract bees. But they can be harmful to livestock and horses, but not to pets or people. Lamium maculatum is also deer and rabbit resistant. They are semi-evergreen so you will enjoy the beautiful foliage all year round. They are disease-free and pest free.