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Products > Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' - 'Pink Pewter Dead Nettle

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Eurasia
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Pink Pewter Dead Nettle) - A low-growing, trailing perennial to 8-12 inches tall with silvery-white leaves that have a distinctively narrow margin edged in green and shell-pink-colored flowers produced from spring to late summer. Plant in full sun (coastal) to part sun. Regular irrigation in sun/ less necessary in shade. Very hardy and adaptable - growing in USDA Zones 4-10. A great plant for edging, as a groundcover or in containers and hanging baskets. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails as they love this plant too! Lamium is the name Linnaeus used to describe this genus that came from it use by Pliny to describe the dead nettles, perhaps derivative of the Greek word 'lamia' which means "gaping mouth" in reference to the shape of the flowers. The specific epithet is the Latin word meaning "spotted" in reference to the variegated foliage that is common with this species. The common name Dead Nettle refers to plants in this genus having a resemblance to the unrelated stinging nettles (Urtica sp.) but, unlike nettles, do not have stinging hairs and so are harmless or "dead".  The information about Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.