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Lamium maculatum

Lamium maculatum
'Pink Pewter'
'Beacon Silver'

Common name deadnettle
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (spring)
Size 4"
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Forms a lovely mat of silver-and-green foliage, topped with purple flowers in mid-spring. Spreads nicely, not agressively. We've grown two cultivars through the years: our first was 'Beacon Silver', whose silver leaves are edged in deep green, with flowers in a sensuous shade of rose. It expired from our garden some years ago, but we've recently acquired 'Pink Pewter', also with silvered leaves, without the prominent edge contrast. Its flowers are a clear pink.

Lamium maculatum
'Lemon Frost'
'Red Nancy'

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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