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LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy'

Image of Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy'

Plant Common Name

Spotted Deadnettle

General Description

This is a low, spreading, tidy perennial groundcover that thrives in all degrees of shade. It has small scalloped leaves with variegated centers so pale green they look nearly white in contrast with the darker green edges. Short, vertical stems of pure white flowers appear in spring.

Deadnettle grows best in partial sun to shade and fertile soil with average drainage. Unlike some fellow members of the mint family, 'White Nancy' spreads companionably and will weave among other shade-loving perennials without overwhelming them. To keep a planting in bounds, pull up the stems, roots and all, from unwanted areas. It's as simple as that.

When grown under shrubs and trees, the foliage and flowers of 'White Nancy' brighten the deep shade.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm (4)

  • Width

    2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m (3)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Light Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Green, Light Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes