The Q&A Archives: Lamium Ortiga

Question: I am looking for lamium

Answer: Lamium amplexicaule 'Ortiga mansa' is the botanical name for the Lamium Ortiga you found at the garden center. The Lamium 'Orchid Frost', Lamium maculatum, has beautiful oval, silvery edges and bluish green foliage. The short spiked clear, pale pink flowers make it a wonderful ground cover. With a plant height of 6" and a spread of 18-24", Lamium 'Orchid Frost' blooms from May to July. 'Orchid Frost' will grow best in shade, but will tolerate some afternoon sun in a moist area.

Plant in a well-drained soil and do not allow it to dry out. Use Lamium in hanging baskets, in mixed containers, trailing over walls or as an edger, but spread must be controlled. 'Orchid Frost' looks great among Hostas, Ferns, Lungworts (Pulmonaria), bulbs and wildflowers.

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