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Spotted Deadnettle

Lamium maculatum

Also known as

Devil's Clover, Devil's Nettle, Double Tongue, St Vincent's Nettle, Variegated Deadnettle, Spotted Henbit, Deadnettle, Dead nettle

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Spotted Deadnettle Overview

Lamium maculatum is a beautiful deciduous perennial from the Lamiaceae family. It produces lovely silvery leaves with dark green edges. A stunning groundcover plant when flowering in spring with clusters of tiny pink, purple or white flowers in the summer, these are well-loved by bees! It forms stolons, which are another term for runners. These are stems, that sprout off an existing stem and grow horizontally along the soil surface rather than vertically. They can produce clonal offsets which are genetically identical to the main plant. It has a mat-forming habit and may be used as groundcover.

How to propagate Spotted Deadnettle


Divide in autumn or early in spring.

Special features of Spotted Deadnettle

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Spotted Deadnettle

Ground cover, under shrubs, borders.