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