Lamium 'Chequers' has evergreen, heart-shaped, scalloped, blue green leaves with a central white blaze. Its whorls of hooded violet flowers are produced in early spring and intermittently to fall. Also called Spotted Dead Nettle, Lamium maculatum is a stoloniferous spreading ground cover. We have found Lamium 'Chequers' to be the best dead nettle for humid areas.
Lamium maculatum 'Chequers' 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 maintains a decent presence all year. Cut back fairly hard if foliage becomes unsightly and it will reflush.