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Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' (Spotted Dead Nettle)

Spotted Dead Nettle 'Beacon Silver', Spotted Deadnettle 'Beacon Silver', Devil's Clover 'Beacon Silver', Devil's Nettle 'Beacon Silver', Lamium maculatum 'Silbergroschen'


Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ (Spotted Dead Nettle) is a semi-evergreen, mat-forming perennial noted for its foliage of heart-shaped, silvery-gray leaves adorned with narrow green edges. Small, hooded, lavender flowers open in attractive whorls at the end of the stems in late spring and continue sporadically into fall. With a long bloom period and colorful foliage, Spotted Dead Nettle is an excellent groundcover for semi-shaded locations. Evergreen in mild winter climates.

  • Rises up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and spreads up to 12-24 in. (30-60 cm).
  • Best in part shade to full shade in average, medium moisture, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Dislikes high heat and humidity. Drought tolerant.
  • Spotted Dead Nettle is a welcomed addition to shaded gardens, beds and borders. Perfect for plantings under perennials or shrubs and as a groundcover or edging plant.
  • Virtually disease and pest free, Spotted Dead Nettle is also deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Propagate by division in autumn or early spring
  • After flowering, plants can be cut back to encourage fresh foliage cover.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamium - Dead Nettles
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamium - Dead Nettles
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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