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tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2010
5:11 PM

Post #7740091

Aside from the L. purpurum and L. amplexicaule which can be weedy, keep in mind, the 'right' dead nettle In the 'right' place can be a wonderful wildflower or garden flower, depending on which variety of lamium you want to grow.

There are many hybrids that aren't known to be invasive when well placed. It will grow in dry shade where not much else will grow, and the deer and rabbits seem to leave it alone in my garden. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Lamiaceae/Lamium/none/cultivar/0/

I have it in the garden especially for the pollinators. The Buckeye, Red Admiral other butterflies and many moths use it for nectaring and larvae.





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