Lamium A genus that can often be dismissed by gardeners but should not be. Those listed below are all very garden worthy - the maculatum type make wonderful ground cover, under trees or shrubs or at the front of a shady border. English ivy (zones 4 to 9) was a popular evergreen ground cover for shade in the U.S. for a long time. 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. Lamium is a genus with many cultivars that are outstanding foliage plants for the shade, most notably ‘White Nancy’. Attractive two-toned foliage provides …

Then gardeners began to catch on to the fact that this woody vine is invasive in many areas (ask your county extension to check if your area is one of them). Spectacular as a ground cover in the shade garden, Lamium maculatum (Spotted Dead Nettle) is a perennial plant whose appearance is unlike other perennial ground covers.

This evergreen ground cover’s beautiful, 1- to 2-inch-wide leaves are silvery white with green edges and have a quilted appearance. With a long bloom period and colorful foliage, most varieties are eye-catching plants throughout the year. Lamium is one of the best choices for a tough yet showy perennial groundcover. This selection forms a spreading patch of small silver leaves with a narrow green … Lamium Vigorous without being invasive, Lamium produce dainty snapdragon-like flowers in colors from white, to pink to purple. Clusters of … #evergreen #HS302 Add Lamium maculatum Daryl Mitchell CC-BY-SA 2.0 Lamium maculatum Emilo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Nedm44 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Lamium maculatum M Albi CC-BY-SA 2.0 Lamium maculatum noiveglia CC BY 2.0 Their heart-shaped, trailing leaves may be beautifully white or silver variegated. Small, hooded, lavender flowers open in attractive whorls at the end of the stems in late spring and continue sporadically into fall. Genus Lamium can be annuals or, more usually, perennials, with coarsely toothed ovate leaves and 2-lipped, tubular flowers borne in whorls forming a short spike Details L. maculatum is a stoloniferous perennial forming a mat of prostrate leafy stems, with purple, white or pink flowers in spikes in summer