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Spotted Dead Nettle
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)

Category:

Perennials

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Dark/Black

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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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.