• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing 6 to 12 in. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Spring to summer
  • Detail
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing 6 to 12 in. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring to summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasAn exceptional groundcover to flesh out beds and borders. Fill in spaces beneath woodland trees and shrubs to reduce weeds. A natural along paths and to edge flagstone walks. A good cover for exposed mortar or liners of small water garden edges. Integrate into container compositions for unique foliage.
    Companion PlantsCombine dead nettle with Gold Fountains Sedge, (Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki'), Silver Lace Christmas Rose, (Helleborus argutifolius 'Silver Lace'), King Edward VII Flowering Currant, (Ribes sanguinium 'King Edward Vii'), and Angel's Blush Hydrangea, (Hydrangea paniculata 'Ruby').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extentsive root system. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage reblooming.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
  • History & Lore
    This perennial is native over a wide range of Europe and Asia. It's the signature genus of the Lamiaceae, related to the Mint Family, containing 40 to 50 species.
    The common name "dead nettle" describes is visual resemblance to stinging nettles, but with Lamium the stingers are dead on these pain free plants.