Spotted Dead Nettle
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'

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

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Provides winter interest

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

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El Sobrante, California

Los Angeles, California

Magalia, California

Martinez, California

San Leandro, California

Sonoma, California

Durango, Colorado

Cos Cob, Connecticut

Barnesville, Georgia

Careywood, Idaho

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Geneva, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Portland, Indiana

Inwood, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Shelby, Iowa

Sioux City, Iowa

Revere, Massachusetts

Lake George, Minnesota

Ithaca, New York

Selden, New York

Wilson, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Middlefield, Ohio

La Pine, Oregon

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Edison, Washington

Union, Washington

New Richmond, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

10
positives
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 4, 2013, JanaDiane from Magalia, CA wrote:

This wonderful plant shines in my garden. It is just stunning. I love the contrast and interest it provides in the ground and in containers. I have it here and there and just planted some next to some cyclamen and it looks great. I could go on and on about all the different companion plants and combinations but suffice it to say "Get some!"

Positive

On Apr 13, 2012, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've been growing this variety for years. I like it a lot and I'm growing it in several locations: in a container that has been left outside through 3 New England winters, in a shady, not very hospitable border that seems to kill about 1/3 of what I plant there, and in a friendlier, part shade bed. It has done well in all locations and has not been invasive at all. I have to say, it has taken a couple of years to get an impressive spread, but it was worth the wait.

Positive

On Jul 13, 2011, cabngirl from Sonoma, CA wrote:

Not nearly as invasive as the yellow lamium, Galeobdolon luteum.
I love it in containers as a compliment to contrasting foliage, or in dark areas. Mine was from a cutting and took a while to get going in a large ceramic pot with a decorative specimen-tree, making a small mound (roughly a foot spread) over the last couple years.

Positive

On Jul 11, 2011, yankeeingenuity from Brookings, OR (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have this plant in dry shade under a large fir tree and it does well there. Also under-planted a purple smoke bush in a large planter with this lamium and the combination is stunning!

Positive

On Jul 11, 2011, blondiepooh from La Pine, OR wrote:

I live in a wildlife travel corridor; this means that I regularly but involuntarily feed white tail deer and all kinds of rabbits.
This is one plant I don't have to fence or protect since none of the above mentioned animals are eating it. Yay!

Neutral

On Jul 11, 2011, econobot from Newfield, NY wrote:

Positive

On Apr 22, 2005, gabe9198 from Houston, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had little growth or spread at first, but I cut it back about 40% in mid March, and it responded well. I can't say for sure yet, but so far it's not invasive, and it adds a lot of color and texture to my deep shade garden.

Neutral

On Apr 15, 2004, KDePetrillo from North Scituate, RI (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very pretty plant, but can be invasive -- especially in good soil. If the plant spreads too much, though, it's fairly easy to remove.

Neutral

On Apr 14, 2004, cornpurge from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

Did not have good luck with this plant in Houston.

Positive

On Apr 2, 2003, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I think this plant is underused, I love it. In window boxes, dry shade, Georgia heat, and my favorite, during the winter--it just glows. In my garden it starts taking off in Feb. starts blooming in March and keeps blooming till frost. Best part, it spreads so readily I plant very few impatients!

Positive

On Aug 14, 2002, gramoz from Mountain Home, AR wrote:

Wonderful plant. Grows well in full sun also.

Positive

On Aug 11, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

As with all the lamiums, Pink Pewter with it's silvery foliage is a nice addition to the shadier areas. The bright pink flowers are an added asset.

Positive

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

Nice color, really helps lighten up dark corners. Vigorous grower, but easy to keep in check with a little care. Flowers are plentiful and are a nice complement to the foliage.