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LAMIUM

Commonly known as Dead nettle, Weasel's snout

Excellent ground cover among shrubs and more robust perennials though very invasive in moist, moderately fertile soils. Less vigorous in poor soils.

Genus of about 50 species of annuals and usually rhizomatous perennials from a wide variety of habitats from Europe to Asia and widespread in the Mediterranean and northern Africa.

The UK natives are L. album (perennial), L. purpureum and L. amplexicaule (annuals).

All are valuable insect-attracting plants providing early sustenance.

 

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - usually rhizomatous perennials
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown mainly for foliage. Larger species can be very invasive
  • Place of origin - Europe to Asia, Mediterranean, North Africa
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

Buy Varieties of LAMIUM

LAMIUM maculatum 'Beacon Silver'

LAMIUM maculatum 'Beacon Silver'  >


Commonly known as: Dead nettle, Weasel's snout.
Silvery leaves edged on green for this long lasting dead nettle. Magenta flowers
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individually £10.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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