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Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’
Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’

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Zones 2-11, 14-24, 32-43
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Partial, Shade
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Moderate, Minimal

Lamium galeobdolon

Dead Nettle, Yellow Archangel
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Ground covers


Native from Europe to western Asia, these clumping or trailing perennials are vigorous growers with opposite pairs of tooth-edged, typically heart-shaped leaves, often marked with silver or white. Clustered flowers come in pink, white, or yellow. Evergreen in mild-winter climates.

Lamium galeobdolon

This trailing plant with roundish or heart-shaped leaves blooms in late spring, bearing yellow flowers (not showy). ‘Hermann’s Pride’ is a clump former to 2 ft. tall and wide, with sharply tapered leaves that are evenly and symmetrically marked with white spots and streaks. L. g. montanum ‘Florentinum’ (L. g. ‘Variegatum’) has trailing stems that root as they spread. Dull medium to dark green leaves are edged in green and marbled with silvery gray in the center. Attractive plant in hanging baskets, where it will trail to 2–3 ft., or as a groundcover (it can be invasive but is easily curbed). Considered a noxious weed in the Seattle area.


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