Spotted dead Nettle Dying

Spotted dead Nettle Dying

By Bonnie L. Grant Spotted deadnettle ground cover is an easy to grow plant with a wide range of soil and condition tolerance. Choose either a shady or partially shady location when growing spotted deadnettle. One important bit of deadnettle plant info to be aware of, however, is its possible invasiveness. The plant will spread easily from site to site and establishes without any extra effort on your part. So be sure you want spotted deadnettle ground cover in your garden prior …

Spotted Dead Nettle Yellow

Spotted Dead Nettle Yellow

HERE is an old friend of the cottage garden. What is it--a species or a variety? And if a variety, what name does the species bear? In the opinion of the writer Lamium purpureum (the purple dead-nettle), L. album (the white dead-nettle), and the plant before us are but forms of one and the same species. But as they differ in habits and aspects, so also they differ in constitution. The first is an annual with broadish heart-shaped leaves and rosy-purple flowers; the second is a …

Golden Spotted Dead Nettle

Golden Spotted Dead Nettle

That solves landscape problems and perks along quietly and reliably without any help from us. (We have a big property, and there are plenty of gardens, not to mention the greenhouse and container plantings, that are screaming for attention.) Groundcovers are landscape problem solvers extraordinaire. They’ll grow in the (formerly) barren shade under trees, fill in around stones in a path, define beds and borders so even non-gardeners can recognize them, and even create a tidy foundation …

Spotted Dead Nettle Ground Cover

Spotted Dead Nettle Ground Cover

‘Pink Chablis’ spotted deadnettle makes a pleasant ground cover for a shady spot with its white variegated leaves and pink flowers. Its long blooming season from late spring to mid-summer makes it a stand out in a shade garden and it does not even require deadheading to keep it flowering. Give it evenly moist, well-drained soil in partial shade and the plants will thrive until heat and humidity roll in when they may “melt out”. Warm nights may make ‘Pink Chablis’ leggy but it …

Spotted Dead Nettle Flowers

Spotted Dead Nettle Flowers

Grieve is no less confusing. There is an entry for white deadnettle with no medicinal uses appended, followed by purple deadnettle with medicinal actions and uses decoction of herb and flowers for haemorrhage, leaves to staunch wounds, dried herb as tea with honey to promote perspiration and act on kidneys, useful in cases of chill. Then, under a subheading ‘other species’, henbit, spotted deadnettle and hempnettle are described. This is followed by a quote from Gerard on white …

Spotted Dead Nettle White Nancy

Spotted Dead Nettle White Nancy

Lamium maculatum Since I’m still having computer problems and can’t access many files or pictures, I’ve been trying to answer my own question about new plants for next year from memory. I think my brain hurts. One plant I’m sure to add is spotted dead nettle . I plan to buy some “White Nancy’. I’ve seen this pretty white bloomer in other gardens. It should brighten the dry shade of the large French Lilac. (See Spring Pruning post from May 12, 2010.) I’ll move some ‘Purple Dragon’ …

Spotted dead nettle edible

Spotted dead nettle edible

Lamium maculatum White Nancy stays relatively short -- often less than a foot tall -- but its attractive variegated foliage spreads out to three times its height. White Nancy has white blooms, but other cultivars offer blooms with different colors. Spotted dead nettles are generally grown for their silver leaves, however, not their flowers. They are deer-resistant and slightly invasive. Uses for Spotted Dead Nettles in Landscape Design: Spotted dead nettles are popular ground …

Spotted Dead Nettle ground cover Photo

Spotted Dead Nettle ground cover Photo

Ground covers can include a number of unexpected plants, including flowering gems that spread and spread, plants with variegated foliage, shade plants, sun loving plants, and tight mats of impenetrable green. Pulmonaria, the lungwort Raspberry Splash. One of the very first to bloom, with these spotted leaves that persist all year after the brightly colored flowers fade. These reliably set seed and spread themselves around under the trees, providing interest wherever they are …

Spotted Dead Nettle plants

Spotted Dead Nettle plants

Spotted dead nettle is considered a culinary herb. Unlike nettles, it does not sting nor irritate the skin (hence the reason for the name dead) and it is generally more recognized as a groundcover in gardens than a wild edible. It comes up strong in the spring and somewhat hibernates during the summer heat, but often rejuvenates in the coolness of autumn. This plant is a perennial that is considered a semi-evergreen. Fields of Nutrition has medicinal benefits and vitamin/mineral …