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Spotted Deadnettle

6 Jun 2021 1:00 AM | Brenda Peshak

Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

The ‘White Nancy’ Spotted Deadnettle (Lamium maculatum) is an herbaceous perennial ground cover that grows well in average moisture, in part to full shade.  Dislikes high heat and humidity, but can be cut back to encourage new foliage.  Leaves are green with white shading, which forms tiny flowers in the late spring.

Facts about Spotted Deadnettle:

Scientific Name : Lamium maculatum
Cultivar  White Nancy
Bloom Time? Color?: white blooms, May to July
Type or Average Life Span:  perennial, ground cover
Height:  6 to 10 inches
Width/Spread:  24 to 36 inches

Good things to know about Spotted Deadnettle:

The ‘White Nancy’ Spotted Deadnettle is a creeping perennial ground cover.  It prefers well drained soil and can spread up to 3 feet at maturity. It is hardy in US Zones 3 to 8, but prefers less heat and humidity, and can show scorching and die back during the hottest part of summer.  Spotted Deadnettle can be bothered by leaf blight, aphids or slugs, but it is deer and drought resistant, and can be used as a wide spread ground cover.

You will find ‘White Nancy’ Spotted Deadnettle in the Woodland bed at Demonstration Garden.

The ‘White Nancy’ Spotted Deadnettle is a creeping perennial ground cover that grows well in shady well drained areas.  It is a spreading perennial that can be used in naturalized areas of your landscape, providing low growing white/green foliage all season, with small white flowers in late spring.

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