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Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. They also call it the Creeping Lamium, Spotted Dead Nettle, Devil’s Clover, Devil’s Nettle ‘Beacon Silver’, or Lamium maculatum ‘Silbergroschen’. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa.

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

It is a semi-evergreen perennial. Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ is an excellent ground cover and it is mat-forming. It flowers in spring. The flowers grow in clusters and continue into autumn. The color of the flower is pink. The foliage is heart-shaped, silver-grey with green edges. It grows to about 20cm or 8in tall and spreads to 60cm or 24in. It is fast-growing.

How to grow Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’:

Grow Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ in partial shade. It also tolerates shade and dryness when it is well established. Plant it in normal or sandy clay soil that is well-drained. It is an easy plant to maintain. Drought tolerant, it is generally disease-free and pest-free. It is also deer and rabbit resistant. Propagate by division. Prune it back at end of the season or after flowers are done to encourage fresh leaves.

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