Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Spotted Deadnettle
  • Common Name: Spotted Deadnettle
  • Height: 8 in.
  • Width: 18 in.
  • Bloom Time: Mid Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Hardiness: -30F (10)
  • Light: Part Sun
  • Soil: Loamy
  • Moisture: Dry

A valuable groundcover for shade, lamium is at home tumbling over a wall, or carpeting the understory of trees. Dry shade stops most plants in their tracks, but not lamiums. Even in thin soil between tree roots, they spread over the ground to create a soft carpet that persists through winter in mild climates. 'White Nancy' is a white-flowered version of 'Beacon Silver', with heart-shaped leaves of silver edged in dark green--very showy, and superb for hanging baskets. Does well with occasional grooming to keep old growth pruned away.