Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'

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The purple-pink flowers are nothing, but the mound of crisp silver leaves margined in green in winter make this highly desirable - trim back in autumn for maximum effect

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained garden soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delicate silver leaves, narrowly edged in green give this lamium an ethereal quality. It quickly forms a silvery carpet of foliage with whorls of long-lasting, nettle-like, magenta flowers in late spring and early summer. A beautiful semi-evergreen groundcover plant that will light up the base of deciduous or even evergreen shrubs and trees. It prefers partial shade, and once established, will even flourish in difficult areas of dry shade.

  • Garden care: If you are growing this in dry shade, keep it well watered until it is established. After it has finished flowering, remove the faded flower heads to encourage fresh new foliage. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.

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4.0

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By dave

from aberdeen

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    Comments about Crocus Lamium maculatum'Beacon Silver':

    i bought this plan 3 years ago and planted out as per instructions, light shade and good humus rich loam, it did not thrive in fact it seemed to die, left it where it was for a year then during a garden make over I must have dug it up by accident and it ended up in an area sandy soil and full sun. I noted the next year that a "plant" had started growing where I had dug over...within a year it had morphed in a lovely flower covered plant which spread so quickly I managed to split it three times. Already this year all three plants have spread to about 30cm x 30cm and is filling the gaps between them. it seems to be bulletproof flowering through the recent terrible storms. I intend splitting them again this year and filling all the gaps as they are real bee magnets. A garden star in my opinion.

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    Comments about Crocus Lamium maculatum'Beacon Silver':

    I meant bergenias not begonias!!!

     
    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL IN SHADE

    By amandahorseface

    from Oxfordshire

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      Comments about Crocus Lamium maculatum'Beacon Silver':

      I planted these in a tapestry border which never sees the sun. They have been wonderful, spread to about 80cms in a few weeks and have flowered all winter. The silver leaves are a wonderful foil to hardy geraniums and begonias which grow taller and the pinky purple flowers are very pretty.

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