A ground cover plant that will add a silvery white touch of color to the shaded areas of the garden.
All Plants, Perennials Hardy
semi-shade but tolerates deeper shade. Plants will not be as compact or as colorful in the deeper shade areas
prefers moist not wet, tolerates average not dry
Soil & Site
pink lipped, hooded flowers on short stalks, early spring and a few blooms during the year
silver-white leaves with green edges on trailing stems. Seems to glow in the fall garden.
Reaches 6-9" tall, space 10-12 inches on center
Received a 4 out of 4 rating at the Chicago Botanical Gardens Lamium evaluations.
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)
#06-Perennials for the American Gardens (Clasusen and Ekastro)