Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’ (Spotted Dead Nettle)
This showy groundcover grows 6-8 inches tall and spreads 12-24 inches wide, and has small heart-shaped leaves that are a bright chartreuse color. It starts blooming lovely rosy-purple flowers in spring and continues through fall. It is an excellent choice to brighten up a shady area of your garden and works well as an understory plant for larger shade loving perennials. It is also attractive in mixed containers, with its branches spilling over the edge of the pots.
This hardy perennial is both deer resistant and rabbit resistant but it attracts butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. It does best if planted in shade or filtered sunlight in well-drained soil. It has a moderately vigorous growth habit, however it will not become invasive. The Sunset Western Garden climate zones for Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’ 1-11, 14-24.
We are currently growing Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’ in our 4.5” quart pots. Give us a call, “Like” us on Facebook or check out our website www.clearwatercolor.com to see photos of these many other plants we are growing.