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Lamium maculalum Marshmallow

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lamium maculalum Marshmallow Spotted Dead Nettle,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Prostrate, Spreading

Very hardy, low growing groundcover with attractive silver foliage complemented by soft-pink spring flowers. Great for lining pathways, hanging baskets, borders and under trees. Grows approx 15cm high x 45cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes: Prefers a partly shaded to full shaded position. Water deeply in dry periods. Fertilise in Spring. Trim back in late Winter. Stems root into the ground where they touch, but these can be easily moved.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green, Silver
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High