Plant Number: 1.305.150  
Creeping Lamium
Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’

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Lamium is one of the best choices for a tough yet showy perennial groundcover. This vigorous selection forms a spreading patch of small heart-shaped green leaves with a silvery stripe down the middle. Clusters of rosy-purple flowers appear in spring, then continue off and on until fall. Fairly tolerant of dry shade, once established. Trim or mow back in late winter. Stems will root into the ground where they touch, and any new plants that form can be easily moved in spring or fall. Also easily divided. Evergreen.

Zone 2 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches

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