Botanical Name: Lamium maculatum 'Aureum' Add
Common Name: Yellow Dead Nettle  
Plant photo of: Lamium maculatum 'Aureum'
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Yellow Green, White, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Moist, Dry


Soil pH


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Japanese, Meadow, Woodland


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Patio


Special Uses

Container, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
  • Description

  • Notes

The 'Aureum' grows to a size of 6" tall, spreading by underground stolons or rooting in the stems. Its light green leaves are flushed light yellow, and in the summer produces pale pink flowers. Considering their delicate appearance, the plants are remarkably cold and drought tolerant and do not seem to be bothered much by bugs. When established in coastal gardens, the plant needs little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.