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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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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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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

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10 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JanaDiane 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 laura10801 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 cabngirl 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 yankeeingenuity 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 blondiepooh 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 econobot On Jul 11, 2011, econobot from Newfield, NY wrote:

Positive gabe9198 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 KDePetrillo 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 cornpurge On Apr 14, 2004, cornpurge from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

Did not have good luck with this plant in Houston.

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

Wonderful plant. Grows well in full sun also.

Positive Weezingreens 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 Terry 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.


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

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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