|'Pink Pewter' |
|'Beacon Silver' |
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.
||full sun-part shade
||ordinary garden soil
|'Lemon Frost' |
|'Red Nancy' |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Roberta Miller||Feb 10, 2005||I like your page. It gives me the information I'm looking for.
|Sliver Wolf ( Angie)||Sep 27, 2008||Beautiful plant I tried to grow one in a pot this year first time.......had very bad luck can you give me any advice........y roots are still good so I cut it back to try to let inrest plus it's so close to fall(lol it is fall). I live in Ga and it's been a hot and long summer..any comments and advice and welcomes Thank you.
In your climate I would grow this in mostly shaded conditions. A pot may dry out too quick for its liking.
|Jordan Jackson||Jan 06, 2010||This is a nice picture & a concise, accurate description. I linked to this page from my garden blog: www.metropolitangardens.com As a garden designer, I appreciate that you say it spreads nicely, not aggressively. I find that many people have a fear of groundcovers taking over their gardens. The common name Dead Nettle is not very appealing. Do you know any others?|
|Jan Z||May 04, 2010||I really appreciated your comments regarding the plant, as well as your garden picture. It helped me determine where to locate this new inherited plant so it stands the best chance of survival and will look good too! Thanks so much.|
|Glad Prather||Sep 07, 2010||I am new to gardening this year, and planted Beacon Silver Lamium on a NW slope that receives a lot of afternoon sun. It is beautiful, and now I want it on the north slope, which is almost total shade(comes down from a carport). First, do you think it will do ok with so little direct sun? And can this be planted in the fall to give it a head start in the spring? Thank you!|
I think it might do OK as a foliage plant in full shade - worth a try at any rate. If you get it in well before first hard freeze, it should be fine to plant them out this fall. They won't establish large root systems, so it would be good to mulch after the ground freezes, to prevent them from being heaved out of the ground in freeze/thaw cycles.
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