Family: Lamiaceae

Scientific Name: Lamium maculatum Pink Pewter

Common Name: Lamiun Pink Pewter

DescriptionA low growing, medium spreading plant that will add a splash of color to the semi-shaded areas of the garden. Received an excellent rating at the Chicago Botanic Gardens Lamium trials.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone3-8
Sunlightprefers semi-shade but tolerates deeper shade. Plants will not be as compact or as colorful in the deeper shade areas.
Moistureprefers moist not wet but tolerates average not dry
Soil & Sitewell drained, moist
Flowerspink lipped, hooded, short stalks, early spring and a few blooms during the year
Leavessilver-white leaves with green edges on trailing stems
Dimensionsspace 12" on center, 6" tall
Propagationcuttings, division
Native SiteSpecies plant Lamium maculatum is native to Europe and West Asia.
Misc FactsSaid to be a pink flowering form of Lamium maculata "White Nancy".
Author's NotesIn the right site this is a fantastic ground cover. I think it is best in the spring and especially in the fall. Best site is not to dry or not to moist and semi-shade. Seems picky but worth the effort to find a spot for this plant.
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #36-Encyclopedia of Perennials (Christopher Woods)
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