Bloom time: All Summer
Zones: 3 – 8
Lamium, a low growing member of the mint family, has lovely pewter leaves that glow in the shaded garden.
There are pink, purple, or white flowered varieties — ‘purple dragon’ has the biggest flowers.
Its stems are square and it spreads by rhizomes that need to be dug out to contain the growth.
Lamium will choke out small plants so plant it under tough perennials and bushes.