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Lamium maculatum - 'Anne Greenaway' (Dead Nettle)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Lamium maculatum - Cultivation Notes

This tough herbaceous plant will flourish on any garden soil avoiding very dry or waterlogged soils. Plant in full sun or dappled shade ideally under existing planting as ground cover or bed edging plant. Trim after flowering and expect spreading by layering. Useful for shaded / woodland planting.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Lamium maculatum:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Lamium maculatum

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Lamium maculatum:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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Common Missspellings: Lameum, Lameam, Lambium, Lammium, Lammeum