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Spotted Dead Nettle 'Chequers'

Lamium maculatum

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lamium (LAY-mee-um) (Info)
Species: maculatum (mak-yuh-LAH-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Chequers



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Bloom Characteristics:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly




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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Brookfield, Connecticut

Winsted, Connecticut

Streamwood, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Inwood, Iowa

Dracut, Massachusetts

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Tamworth, New Hampshire

Brewster, New York

Selden, New York

Southampton, New York

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 24, 2008, hamptonguy5 from Southampton, NY wrote:

I planted this 2 years ago around an old tree stump and it did spread. It is very vigorous sending out many runners. I have a wooded half acre so this is great as a ground cover. I have had to pull/weed around some ferns that it was encroaching on. Over all though it is a good ground cover for a shady area. Do not plant this thinking it will not spread


On May 11, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:

this plant is easy to care for and spreads quickly, i have mine in full size although the tag said prefers shade- it grows just fine in sun. its easy to multiply but just burrying clippings.


On Aug 7, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

When grown in a moist area, this lamium will root from prostrate stems, making it invasive if planted with less aggressive plants. However, a great filler in shady areas and a prolific bloomer.


On Jul 30, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

Spreads slowly, blooms great. Mine is under the shade of a large oak. Tolerates drought.


On May 3, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Sometimes called "False Salvia", has heavily veined foliage.