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Lamium Aureum, Dead nettle, zones 3-9

This mat forming shade loving groundcover has citrus yellow leaves with a white slash down the center of each leaf. Rose purple flowers start in spring and bloom through the whole season. Lamium are a perfect groundcover to brighten a partly sunny, semi-shady spot. A great performer. Attractive foliage. Avoid dry soil with full sun. Best selections for the coldest areas. Easily grown in most well-drained garden soils. Once established they can tolerate somewhat drier conditions.     Vigorous grower but non invasive. Shear back by ½  if it gets leggy or cut back to new leaves at base of plant in midsummer. Can be divided as needed in spring or fall. Will self seed but seedlings may not grow true to parent           

Sun Exposure: part sun, full shade

Soil type: average fertile

Soil PH: all

Soil Moisture: average to moist (does not tolerate wet soggy soil)

Care level: easy

Flower color: rose purple

Bloom time: late spring to early summer

Foliage Color: yellow white

Uses and Characteristics: foliage plant,  groundcover, shade and woodland gardens, dry shade,  deer and rabbit resistant

Flower head size: small

Height: 6-8 inches Width: vigorous spreader

Growth Rate:fast

Propagation: By division in spring or fall or by cuttings.