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Spotted Dead Nettle 'Shell Pink'

Lamium maculatum

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lamium (LAY-mee-um) (Info)
Species: maculatum (mak-yuh-LAH-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Shell Pink
Additional cultivar information:(aka Roseum)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By simple layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

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:

Brookfield, Connecticut

East Canaan, Connecticut

Saint Charles, Illinois

Valparaiso, Indiana

Conowingo, Maryland

Dundalk, Maryland

Westford, Massachusetts

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Penn Yan, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Painesville, Ohio

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Herndon, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 21, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A great perennial for shade in New England. I've never known any form of this species to be weedy or invasive in any sense, nor is it a noxious weed in any US state.

This doesn't survive long south of Z8 in eastern N. America.

Positive

On Apr 16, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted three small plugs two years ago, and they quickly spread to fill in around a bench near our pond. Each spring I get many compliments on these plants.

Easy to care grow and care for - they filled in the area I wanted them to, and have been well-behaved (which could be due to their proximity to a large tree that tends to keep the soil fairly dry.) They tend to be evergreen in this protected spot, although the foliage "hunkers down" in the coldest months.

Positive

On Mar 19, 2003, CanadaGoose from Oakville, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Spreads quite rapidly forming large clumps of plant. Stems root readily and cuttings can be taken very easily. Flowers from mid to late Spring and will continue blooming all summer if regularly dead-headed. The silver pink blooms and silver green foliage are very attractive.

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