Ghost Lamium (Lamium maculatum ‘Ghost’)
Ghost Lamium (Spotted Deadnettle) is an evergreen perennial with outstanding ornamental features. Plant a few where you’d like an impressive groundcover, or use them for a stand-out edging plant along borders. Ghost Lamium has amazing color and texture, perfect for your yard, or in a container on your patio.
Your Ghost Lamium may be small in stature but possesses a magnificent ornamental nature. Its foliage is the main attraction, with heart-shaped leaves as an adorable feature of this lush, evergreen perennial. Each dainty leaf’s silver-hue stands out amid more commonly colored plantings, impossible to miss even amid tall, colorful plants.
The leave have serrated edges and tiny veins that are highlighted with various shades of green. The overall effect of your Ghost Lamium is of foliage that is a natural masterpiece in any setting. As if this weren’t enough, Ghost Lamium produces a spring bloom of petite, purple blossoms that repeat throughout the summer. The effect of the tiny spots of lavender against the green edged, silver leaves is breathtaking!
It’s quite hardy and a wonderful choice when you need something fast growing or in areas where it’s a bit shady or dry. It’s deer resistant and even bunnies will pass it by. It’s a plant you can put in place and will quickly spread out. It can be left to grow naturally, or you can trim it back in winter for a neater appearance.
There are few perennials with the exquisite color and texture of Ghost Lamium. Not only is it an incredibly beautiful groundcover, but is even terrific at choking back weeds wherever it’s planted. If you’re seeking a uniquely colorful groundcover that maintains some color even during the winter months, Ghost Lamium is the perennial for you this year!
|Common name||Ghost Lamium|
|Botanical name||Lamium maculatum 'Ghost'|
|Height||10 - 14 inches|
|Width||12 - 24 inches|
|Sunlight||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Widely adaptable|