A 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.
All Plants, Perennials Hardy
prefers semi-shade but tolerates deeper shade. Plants will not be as compact or as colorful in the deeper shade areas.
prefers moist not wet but tolerates average not dry
Soil & Site
well drained, moist
pink lipped, hooded, short stalks, early spring and a few blooms during the year
silver-white leaves with green edges on trailing stems
space 12" on center, 6" tall
Species plant Lamium maculatum is native to Europe and West Asia.
Said to be a pink flowering form of Lamium maculata "White Nancy".
In 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)