General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners

Common names
  • Spotted Dead Nettle
  • Creeping Dead Nettle

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Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Southern Pines, NC
Date: March 7, 2024
Spotted dead nettle #252 nn; LHB page 354, 176-1-1, "Greek word f
Location: South Carolina
Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Southern Pines, NC
Date: March 4, 2024
Spotted dead nettle
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Riverhead, NY
Date: 2016-05-31
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2006-06-20
Location: Chippewa, PA
Date: 2015-06-01
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2010-04-26
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2015-06-10

Date: April 22, 2007
Photo by ArtMechanic
Location: In backyard, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-20
Spotted Dead Nettle White Nancy
Location: growing in forest by river Pisia, near Żyrardów, Eastern Masovia, Poland.
Date: May 2005
photo by Tomasz Kuran
Location: my garden
Date: 2015-05-27
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  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 1:37 PM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
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