Deadnettle, Spotted (Lamium maculatum)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Deadnettle, Spotted
Lamium maculatum

Spotted Deadnettle; cultivar 'Pink Pewter'
Spotted Deadnettle; cultivar 'Pink Pewter'
Small, dense clusters of flowers (purplish, pink or white, depending on cultivar). Foliage is variegated (varies with cultivar). 
Partial to full shade. Moist, well drained soil is best, but will tolerate some dryness. 

Several cultivars availalbe including:

  • 'Beacon Silver'- purple flowers; leaves bright silver with a green edge.
  • 'Dellam' (Golden Anniversary)- lavendar pink flowers; foliage is yellow, green and silver.
  • 'Pink Pewter'-light pink flowers; silver blotch on leaves.
  • 'Red Nancy'-reddish purple flowers; silver blotch onleaves.
  • 'White Nancy'-white flowers; silverblotch onleaves.
Mature Height
6-8 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
May - June
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Slugs are a possible problem. In hot summers, foliage may decline, making the gound cover thin.
Additional Notes
Fast growth rate. This plant may become aggressive.


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Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic