Lamium is also known as Deadnettle and is comprised of several dozen species including both annuals and perennials from all over the world. Lamiums are actually members of the mint family, and have the typical square stem that mints have, as well as the characteristic toothed leaves and spreading habit. They are mostly grown for their unusual foliage, which may be mottled, frosted or otherwise marked. Flowers are small and bloom from late spring to summer; bloom color varies with variety. Lamiums can be aggressive and work well planted with shrubs or perennials that can handle a little competition. These plants work well in rock gardens.
- Shade to Part Sun
- Plant in well-drained soils
- Grows well as a shade garden groundcover
- Plant size and bloom color is variety specific