Lamium maculatum Chequers

Spotted Dead Nettle

Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 6-10" (Plant 16" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Pink / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Chequers Spotted Dead Nettle features beautiful spikes of deep mauve-pink flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall. Most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive oval leaves remain forest green in color with prominent silver stripes throughout the season.

Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

Features to Note:

  • Groundcovers
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners

Lamium General Information:

Lamium are a perfect groundcover to brighten a partly sunny, semi-shady spot. A great performer. Attractive foliage. Avoid dry soil with full sun. Best selections for the coldest areas. Easily grown in most well-draining garden soils. Once established they can tolerate somewhat drier conditions.

Lamium Plant Care:

Vigorous grower but non invasive. Shear back to 4 to 6" if it gets leggy or cut back to new leaves at base of plant in midsummer. Can be divided as needed in spring or fall. Will self seed but seedlings may not grow true to parent.

$6.95 ea.
(3+) $6.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: LAMA