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Lamium orvala (Balm-leaved red deadnettle)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Lamium orvala

Other names: Balm-leaved red deadnettle

Genus: Lamium Lamium

Species: L. orvala - L. orvala is a perennial with large, heart-shaped leaves which are deeply veined, formed on on stout stems, and large pink flowers.


Lamium orvala is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-pink in Spring; Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming

How to care

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

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Where to grow

Lamium orvala (Balm-leaved red deadnettle) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in moist, free-draining soil in either full or dappled shade in a sheltered position. After flowering, it can be trimmed back to encourage the production of more foliage for ground cover.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Lamium orvala

Other names: Balm-leaved red deadnettle

Genus: Lamium Lamium

Species: L. orvala - L. orvala is a perennial with large, heart-shaped leaves which are deeply veined, formed on on stout stems, and large pink flowers.


Lamium orvala is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-pink in Spring; Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Lamium orvala (Balm-leaved red deadnettle) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in moist, free-draining soil in either full or dappled shade in a sheltered position. After flowering, it can be trimmed back to encourage the production of more foliage for ground cover.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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