Family: Lamiaceae

Scientific Name: Lamium maculatum Beacon SIlver

Common Name: Lamium Beacon Silver

DescriptionA ground cover plant that will add a silvery white touch of color to the shaded areas of the garden.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone5
Sunlightsemi-shade but tolerates deeper shade. Plants will not be as compact or as colorful in the deeper shade areas
Moistureprefers moist not wet, tolerates average not dry
Soil & Sitehumusy moist
Flowerspink lipped, hooded flowers on short stalks, early spring and a few blooms during the year
Leavessilver-white leaves with green edges on trailing stems. Seems to glow in the fall garden.
DimensionsReaches 6-9" tall, space 10-12 inches on center
Misc FactsReceived a 4 out of 4 rating at the Chicago Botanical Gardens Lamium evaluations.
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) #06-Perennials for the American Gardens (Clasusen and Ekastro)
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