Lamium (Lamium)

Lamium Plant Features

Silver leaves and soft pink flowers make lamium one of the most colorful fast-growing groundcovers you can use in shady or partially shady spots. Occasionally called dead nettle, this super-easy plant grows about 6 to 8 inches tall and will light up dark corners of your landscape. Lamium is a spring bloomer, but will produce additional flowers on and off through the summer. Use lamium along a garden path or in a mixed container with other shade lovers. Lamium is also deer resistant. Hardy from zones 3-8.

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Lamium Growing Instructions

Lamium prefers a semi-shady area with well-drained soil but will tolerate a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Clip away the dead flowers as they appear to promote a new crop of bloom. In some regions lamium can become invasive so plant it where you can contain its spread.

Lamium is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Shade

  • Colors



  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Deer/rabbit resistant


    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Lamium

Who says shade gardens are boring? Just pair Heuchera and Lamium together and watch the sparks fly.

What's better than one colorful ground cover? Two colorful ground covers. That's why Ajuga makes a great companion for Lamium.

Let Lamium scramble in and around a bed of Hosta for an extra dose of color.

Our favorite varieties

Anne Greenaway

Anne Greenaway

Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenaway'

Anne Greenaway lamium offers green foliage variegated with shades of gold and silver, along with purple flowers in early summer. This groundcover grows 6 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Zones 3-8