Ghost Lamium

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The silvery Ghost Lamium (Lamium maculatum 'Ghost'), also known as Spotted Deadnettle, is an evergreen perennial with outstanding ornamental foliage features! Each dainty leaf's silver hue stands out amid more commonly colored plantings, impossible to miss even amid tall, colorful plants.

The leaves have serrated edges and tiny veins that are highlighted with various shades of green with a silver sheen. The overall effect becomes a natural masterpiece in any setting! As if this weren't enough, Ghost Lamium produces a spring bloom of petite, butterfly-friendly purple blossoms that repeat throughout the summer. The effect of the tiny spots of lavender against the green-edged, silver leaves is breathtaking!

Your Ghost Lamium may be small in stature compared to other Lamium but retains a magnificent ornamental nature. Its foliage is the main attraction, with heart-shaped leaves as an adorable feature of this lush, evergreen perennial in mild winter climates, but are lovely herbaceous perennials in cooler climates throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9.

Planting and Application:

Plant a few where you'd like an impressive groundcover, or use them for a stand-out edging plant along borders, in Cottage gardens, and Moon Gardens. It's quite hardy and a wonderful choice when you need something fast-growing or in areas where it's a bit shady or dry. It's deer-resistant and even bunnies will pass it by.

It's a plant you can put in place and will quickly spread out. It can be left to grow naturally, or you can trim it back in winter for a neater appearance! There are very few perennials with the exquisite color and texture of Ghost Lamium!

Not only is it an incredibly beautiful groundcover, but is also terrific at choking back weeds wherever it's planted. Ghost Lamium has amazing color and texture, perfect for your yard, but also in a container planting on your patio, or as a spiller in shaded urns and planters.

  • Pretty Purple Flowering Spires
  • Shades of Green With Silver Overlay
  • Toothy Heart-Shaped Foliage
  • Re-Blooming Evergreen/Perennial
  • Great for Containers & Pollinators
  • Spreading Groundcover, Filler, Edging & Pretty Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ghost Deadnettle is such an easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial! It tolerates dry shade better than most plants once it gets established. Plant in any well-drained soil with regular moisture access during its establishment period, but can handle itself once it is settled. It loves to spread but is easy to keep in bounds with a little bit of trimming. It likes to get a good hard mow-down in late winter, too. It comes back beautifully in the spring to thrill you all year. Prune and clean the mounds in the early spring before new growth emerges. Lamium is low-maintenance, deer-resistant, and adaptable!

  • Partial Shade & Full Shade
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Once Established
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Early Spring
  • Deer Resistant Perennials

If you're seeking a uniquely colorful groundcover and spiller that maintains some color even during the winter months, Ghost Lamium is the perennial for you this year!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ghost Lamium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lamium maculatum 'Ghost'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 14 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring