DESCRIPTION: An exquisite display of chartruse, silver, medium green and mint green foliage is breathtaking even when not in bloom; mauve flowers add to the ornametal value; an excellent groundcover for...
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DESCRIPTION: An exquisite display of chartruse, silver, medium green and mint green foliage is breathtaking even when not in bloom; mauve flowers add to the ornametal value; an excellent groundcover for shade to partly shaded areas, very robust and spreads quickly

BOTANICAL NAME: Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenaway'
OTHER NAMES: Anne Greenaway Spotted Dead Nettle
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 25-30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30-45 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full shade to partial sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Mauve/Lilac
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Variegated green, silver and yellow
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average - Dry or Moist - Drought tolerant once established
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Groundcover, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

Ornamental Features

Anne Greenaway Spotted Dead Nettle has masses of beautiful spikes of lilac purple flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive oval leaves emerge lemon yellow in spring, turning green in colour with distinctive chartreuse edges and tinges of silver throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

Anne Greenaway Spotted Dead Nettle is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Spreading

Anne Greenaway Lamium is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Anne Greenaway Lamium will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. 

Anne Greenaway Lamium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.

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