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Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'

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)

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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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Terry 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 CanadaGoose 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.


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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