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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.  

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 on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'.