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Lamium orvala (Balm-leaved red deadnettle)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
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

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-pink in Spring; Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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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)

Companion plants

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Spring; Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


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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