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BOTANICAL NAME: Lamium maculatum 'Aureum'
OTHER NAMES: Golden Spotted Dead Nettle
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15-20 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30-60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full shade to partial sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring into early fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Variegated yellow and silver
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average or Moist
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage, Border, Groundcover, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Yellow Lamium has masses of beautiful spikes of violet flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive oval leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning lemon yellow in colour with prominent silver stripes throughout the season.
Yellow Lamium is an 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 plant will require occasional maintenance 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:
Yellow Lamium is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Yellow Lamium will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium 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.
Yellow 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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