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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3 years to reach maturity
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
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Spotted Deadnettle
Ground cover, under shrubs, borders.