Monday, September 25, 2006
There are several types of Lamium (Dead Nettle). Some have trailing growth and are often used in hanging baskets and other have clump growth and stay fairly compact. The only lamium that I have in the garden is Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermman's Pride' (Yellow Archangel). It's a great plant with beautifully marked foliage and small yellow flowers. Mine is 5 years old and from a 4" pot its only grown to about 18" across. It stands only 10 inches tall and although it can be grown in shade or filtered light I've had mine located in full sun and its never burned. This year I plan to divide it and see how it well liven up some of the shadier areas of my garden, maybe next to some Hostas, Heucheras, and Ferns.