Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 9 Professionals
Common Name: spotted deadnettle
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Heavy Shade, Dry Soil


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Needs even moisture. To cover large areas, space plants 18-24" apart.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This spotted deadnettle cultivar is a mat-forming perennial ground cover which typically grows 6-8" high and spreads to 2-3' wide by sprawling stems that root as they go. Features oval, variegated silvery-white leaves with greenish margins. Clusters of small, hooded, white flowers (typical mint family shape) appear at stem ends in late spring to early summer.


No serious insect or disease problems. If soils frequently dry out, unsightly bare patches may develop. Dislikes wet soils in winter and may scorch if grown in too much sun.

Garden Uses

Excellent ground cover for brightening shaded areas. Can be used as an edger, but spread must be controlled. Also effective in hanging baskets.