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Spotted Deadnettle

Lamium maculatum

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Lamium maculatum

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Lamium maculatum Plant Information

Scientific Name: Lamium maculatum
Common Name: spotted deadnettle
Family: Lamiaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, container plantings, groundcovers
Plant Form: spreading
Height: 4 - 8 inches
Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Foliage: simple, cordate leaves with quilted venation

central splash of light color and green margin
Flower: pink, purple, or white flowers in short spikes above the leaves
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: partial shade
Water: medium water requirement

does not tolerate drought or high humidity
Soil: prefers well-drained, moist soil that is richly organic and fertile

pH adaptable
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 8
Native Range: Europe
Maintenance: prune outside of the heat of Summer
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to fungal blight, crown rot, and leaf scorch

watch for slugs and aphids

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