Lamium maculatum – Deadnettle

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. They are good ground covers and are sometimes grown as annuals. They are drought tolerant and 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 early spring or later fall.

Lamium maculatum, Deadnettle

Lamium maculatum blooms with pink or purple flowers in May, June, and July. After flowering, you can cut back so the leaves grow for the rest of the season. You can plant them in the ground or in containers. They attract bees and they can be harmful to livestock and horses, but no pets or people. Lamium maculatum is also deer and rabbit resistant. They are semi-evergreen so you will enjoy the beautiful foliage. They seem to be disease and pest free.

Lamium maculatum

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