In the Garden: Covering ground with dead-nettle

Spiky plants that look dangerous, are actually harmless plants great for groundcover!

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:33 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 6:33 PM

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it's murder. in this week's in the garden we are focusing on dead- nettle. this plant may look dangerous, but it's harmless and can be a great way to fill in your yard. i spoke with caleb johnson from johnson brothers garden market to learn about this unique plant. this week we are talking dead-nettle and caleb johnson can you tell me what this is and the different features of it. so dead-nettle got its name because it looks like a stinging nettle. it doesn't sting. lamium is the other thing people would know it by. it's a great groundcover. it comes in different colors. flowers and leaf colors, kid of all a two tone. a couple of cool things about this are the flowers look like snap dragon flowers and they attract bumble bees, which is really awesome. and the plant is deer resistant as well perfect. and where in the yard is this best to have. it's great in a shade to part sun area. so if you've got light that goes back and forth all day, this is your groundcover. it's a great sun to part shade groundcover and do these normally keep their color all year long? they will flower sporadically throughout the summer and the fall. they are considered semi- evergreens. so they keep their leaves in the wintertime and then flush them out in the spring with brand new growth what do we have to do to take care of them to make sure they are still thriving? they are really easy. they are tolerant to lots of different soil conditions, which is great because you don't have to do a whole lot. they are vigorous without being invasive. so if you don't want it somewhere you can simply cut it back, which makes them a really good border plant, or in between plant thank you so much caleb. if you have any questions about lamium or dead- nettle you can head to our website
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