Attractive, silver-gray leaves, edged greenish gray, are graced with abundant clear pink flowers from late spring to midsummer. The combination of silver and pink brings a shady spot to life.
Most of the 40-odd species in this genus are rampant-growing plants from Asia and Europe. All tolerate poor soils and a range of light conditions. The few ornamental varieties have the great value of being lovely ground covers.
For more information on growing and care of Lamium, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Deanna from Connecticut
I planted this lamium along the front edge of a perennial border next to our driveway in CT. Every year it gets covered with snow from the plow, stepped on by my son and his friends playing on the driveway, and every spring it is still there just as beautiful as ever! The plants have spread nicely...the silvery leaves and light pink flowers light up the area, which is shaded by cedar trees. So beautiful - one of my favorite plants! The plants stay mostly green year-round - it doesn't die back to the ground like many perennials. Low to the ground and easy care - I've never pruned or cut it back.
Plant in partial shade or shade. Lamium is not fussy about soil and tolerates dry shade in the North. Spreads rapidly but not invasively. Shear plants (lightly in the North and West, almost to the ground in the South) after the first wave of flowering to keep Lamium tidy and to encourage rebloom. Foliage is evergreen in mild-winter climates.