Lamium has long been valued as a perennial in shady areas and may best be used in masses between taller shade plants, especially in and among trees and shrubs in the less formal parts of the garden. It’s a sturdy plant and will grow almost anywhere, forming mats of green or gray-green hairy leaves, often with beautiful silvery stripes, veins, and blotches. The flowers are produced in whorls and vary from red, purple, and pink to yellow or white. The trailing stems will take root wherever they touch ground, but the runners are shallow and easy to remove. This plants tolerates poor soil but does not like to dry out. Companion plants include dicentra, hosta and ferns.
- Common Name: Dead Nettle
- Zone: 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
- Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer
- Growth: 6-12 Inches
- Exposure: Partial Sun | Partial Shade | Full Shade
- Water: Average