Dead Nettle “Pink Pewter” (Lamium Maculatum)

Dead Nettle

Lamium Maculatum "Pink Pewter"

This fast-spreading groundcover is a great solution to brighten dry shady areas. Grows 6-8 in tall, up to 24in wide. USDA zones 2-9. The foliage is silvery with green border adorned with clusters small hooded pale pink color flowers. It blooms from spring to midsummer. Not particular about soil type and needs only occasional water once established. Stems will root in places where they touch the soil, quickly creating nice silvery patch. It can be easily divided and transplanted. Easy to care for. Trim in winter.

Plant profile summary:

Name  Lamium Maculatum “Pink Pewter”( Dead Nettle)
Zone/ Sunset Zone  2-9
Type:  evergreen perennial
Size/shape:  groundcover
Life Span:  long
Foliage/ Flower/ Fruits Type/ Color  silvery with green edge foliage, clusters os pale pink flowers
Sun/ wind Exposure:  shade, part shade
Water requirements:  farily drought tolerant once established
Soil requirements:  not fussy, does well in variety of soils
Use:  ground cover for dry shade, trailing in containers
Attractions – special features:  silvery foliage
Pests / Diseases:
Trimming  trim in winter