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Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield' (Spotted deadnettle 'Silver Shield')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield'

Other names

Spotted deadnettle 'Silver Shield'

Genus

Lamium Lamium

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Shield' _ 'Silver Shield' is a low-growing, mat-forming, rhizomatous and stoloniferous, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial bearing deeply-veined, triangular to oval, toothed, silver leaves with narrow, dark green margins and spikes of whorled, bright purple-pink flowers in summer.


Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to encourage the production of fresh foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield' (Spotted deadnettle 'Silver Shield') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 1m 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, preferably acid soil in either full or dappled shade. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Evergreen in mild winter climates.

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

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield'

Other names

Spotted deadnettle 'Silver Shield'

Genus

Lamium Lamium

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Shield' _ 'Silver Shield' is a low-growing, mat-forming, rhizomatous and stoloniferous, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial bearing deeply-veined, triangular to oval, toothed, silver leaves with narrow, dark green margins and spikes of whorled, bright purple-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to encourage the production of fresh foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield' (Spotted deadnettle 'Silver Shield') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 1m 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, preferably acid soil in either full or dappled shade. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Evergreen in mild winter climates.

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

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lamium maculatum 'Silver Shield' (Spotted deadnettle 'Silver Shield')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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