Lamium 'Orchid Frost' Spotted Dead Nettle

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Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost' has clusters of orchid pink skullcap blooms on spreading mounds of heart-shaped, scalloped foliage that is silver with a deep green edge. 'Orchid Frost' blooms heavily in mid spring and continues sporadically summer to fall. An evergreen, it is a good ground cover whose stems root into the ground where they touch.

Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost' prefers partial to full shade and well-drained, average to moist soil. Good drainage is essential. It is drought tolerant once established. A cool season perennial, it does not like heat and humidity. It looks its best early in the season, but 'Orchid Frost' will maintain a decent presence through the summer. It may be cut back fairly hard if foliage becomes unsightly and it will reflush.


  • Common Names: Spotted Dead Nettle
  • Zones: 2-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average to moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 8
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Spring, Fall
  • Foliage Color: Variegated
  • Patent #: 11112

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.