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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.
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 -
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