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Lamium orvala f. albiflorum (Balm-leaved white deadnettle)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lamium orvala f. albiflorum

Other names

Balm-leaved white deadnettle, Lamium orvala 'Album'

Genus

Lamium Lamium

Species

L. orvala f. albiflorum - L. orvala f. albiflorum is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-veined, ovate to triangular, hairy, dark green leaves and spikes of whorled, white flowers from late spring to summer.


Lamium orvala f. albiflorum is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Spring; White 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 f. albiflorum (Balm-leaved white deadnettle) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m 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

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 orvala f. albiflorum

Other names

Balm-leaved white deadnettle, Lamium orvala 'Album'

Genus

Lamium Lamium

Species

L. orvala f. albiflorum - L. orvala f. albiflorum is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-veined, ovate to triangular, hairy, dark green leaves and spikes of whorled, white flowers from late spring to summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White 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 f. albiflorum (Balm-leaved white deadnettle) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m 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

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 orvala f. albiflorum (Balm-leaved white deadnettle)

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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