White Nancy Lamium

Lamium

Growing Zone 4-9
  • Height:         10-16″
  • Spacing:       24-30″
  • Width:           24-30″
  • Trails:          
  • Location:  Sun
  • Water: Average to low
  • Fertilizer: Average
  • Growth Habit: 

Description

A frothy confection of silver and green foliage with The Lamium’s are called by the somewhat alarming name, Dead Nettle, but that means only this amazing little plant is related to stinging nettle (a rough weed) and doesn’t sting…so being a dead nettle is a good thing. The strange name aside, these short plants(6-10 high), when well grown, can add glistening sheets of color to shady areas were color may be missing.This colorful variety of a popular shade plant can tolerate full sun. The frosted green foliage creates an impressive mound that’s topped by a mass of lavender-purple blossoms. A Proven Winners® variety.

Most of the 40-odd species Lamium are rampant-growing plants from Asia and Europe. All tolerate poor soils and a range of light conditions. The few ornamental varieties have the great value of being lovely ground covers that prosper in dry shade.

Plant in partial shade or shade. Lamium is not fussy about soil and tolerates dry shade in the North. Spreads rapidly but not invasively. Shear plants (lightly in the North and West, almost to the ground in the South) after the first wave of flowering to keep Lamium tidy and to encourage re-bloom. Foliage is evergreen in mild-winter climates.