Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

Deadnettle

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'
  • Common name: Deadnettle
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Silver

Lamiums, commonly known as deadnettles, are an interesting group of plants that superficially resemble stinging nettles. In fact, they don’t have any stinging ability and their resemblance to stinging nettles is to deter herbivores from eating them. Species can be annuals or perennials, with many valued for their ground cover abilities, pollinator-friendly flowers and preference of shady areas.

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Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ is a shade-loving perennial, highly valued for its drought tolerance and ability to form a bright carpet of silver foliage, with rich pink blooms in spring and summer. It’s especially useful for growing beneath trees and shrubs.

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For best results grow Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. If growing in dry shade, give it plenty of water while it establishes.

How to grow Lamium 'Beacon Silver'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Shade type: Dry
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Lamium 'Beacon Silver' and wildlife

Lamium 'Beacon Silver' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Lamium 'Beacon Silver' poisonous?

Lamium 'Beacon Silver' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to People

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