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Dead Nettle, Spotted Nettle
Scientific Name: Lamium maculatum (L.) L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Dead Nettle, Spotted Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
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Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24, 32-43
USDA: 3-9, evergreen in zone 9b-10

Heat Tolerance: Questionable, often dies back to the crown in summer

Sun Exposure: Shade to light shade

Origin: Europe and North America

Growth Habits: Trailing mat-forming perennial, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm), 3 feet spread (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, moist soil, well drained

Propagation: Division in spring, stem cuttings in summer, stems root wherever they touch the ground

'Maculatum' comes from the Latin word for 'spotted'.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 122.

Dead Nettle, Spotted Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

Cultural Practices:
The Dead Nettle can spread rapidly if the conditions are adequate. This limits its uses as a border plant. It can be used as ground cover.

Blooming Habits:
The Lamium has small spikes of flowers, principally in late spring, occasionally in other periods. The fruits are brown and inconspicuous.

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