The Lamium white nancy is a perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family with evergreen foliage. It is an excellent ground cover, it will form a very dense carpet. What makes it special is its amazing color, silvery-white with more or less green edges. You might think that we painted each leaf one by one, just beautiful. From the beginning to the end of summer, you will also enjoy a pretty white bloom. The dead cutter is a hardy plant, so it will survive the winters without you having to worry about it. Here is a perennial that will be perfect for borders or ground cover in your flower beds, it will bring a lot of light and an undeniable density.
Lamier (n. Masc. Of the Greek Laïmos open mouth, which characterizes the shape of the corolla): Genus of Labies ( Lamium ) grouping around forty species of temperate Eurasia and North Africa. The white dead nettle (Lamium album), also called white nettle, provides flowers whose infusion is used against leucorrhoea and dysmenorrhea.
Lamium maculatum is astoloniferous plant with a creeping strain, it is called a hemicryptophyte. It is a perennial, 25 to 75 cm high, usually hairy. The stem is quadrangular, erect, and furnished with leaves, to the top.
The leaves are petiolate, opposite-decussate, oval cordate to triangular, often terminated in a point, very generally (but not always) punctuated with white; the blade is strongly and irregularly toothed.
Flowering lasts from April to September or even October. The calyx, with soft teeth, forms a narrow bell with 5 veins, as long as the tube; the corolla, also tube, is much longer than the calyx (2 to 3 cm). The tubular base is clearly arched, the tube arched forward. The lower lip, tripartite, is mottled, the anthers are hairy.
The red nettle is, like many plants, pollinated by insects. The seeds, on the other hand, are dispersed by the ants.
It is a species of partial shade that appreciates rich, cool and humid soils. It covers undergrowth, vineyards, roadsides, hedges, rubble, alder-ash groves, mixed forests, etc. This species is also cultivated as an ornamental plant, in particular varieties with white-veined leaves such as White nancy or Beacon silver.
The spotted dead nettle is found throughout most of Europe, western Asia, and Asia Minor. Hilly and mountainous, it is a common plant in almost all of France except in the West and up to 1800 meters of altitude.
1763 Lamium laevigatum L.
1768 Lamium melissifolium Mill.
1769 Lamium foliosum Crantz
1789 Lamium rugosum Aiton
1792 Lamium hirsutum Lam.
1822 Lamium rubrum Wallr.
1827 Lamium mutabile Dumort.
1838 Lamium refines Guss. & Ten.
1841 Lamium niveum Schrad.
1855 Lamium cupreum Schott
1887 Lamium pallidiflorum Beck
1909 Lamium maculatum proles hirsutum (Lam.) Rouy
1909Lamium maculatum proles rubrum Rouy
1909 Lamium maculatum proles rugosum (Aiton) Rouy
S / Kingdom: Viridaeplantae
Infra / Kingdom: Streptophyta
S / Class: Magnoliidae
S / Family: Lamioideae
Lamium White Nancy is an ideal ground cover plant that we love as much for its pretty summer flowering as for its beautiful evergreen foliage.
Whether white, purple, or yellow, it is also a perfect plant to adorn an undergrowth.
It planted without preference, in spring or autumn and ideally in cool and rather shady soil.
Good garden soil is very suitable for cuttings.
Although Lamium maculatum tolerates the sun, Lamium galeobdelon should be planted in the shade.
Space each plant at least 40 cm apart because the cutter bar grows in size quickly
Multiplication by cuttings in summer.
Cutter bar maintenance
On the maintenance side, this plant is very easy to grow and requires almost no care.
No pruning is necessary, but it can be useful in the spring if the plant becomes invasive.
We are then content to limit its extension by cutting down frankly without risk for the plant.
To know about the cutter bar
Nicknamed red nettle, it is also sometimes called Lamium White Nancy, because its flowers can be white, purple, or pink depending on the variety. Some species (Lamium amplexicaule) are even considered to be weeds.
The foliage, variegated with gray or purple and evergreen, is certainly one of the greatest assets of the cutter bar.
Its speed of propagation makes it an excellent ground cover that you can install on edges, embankments, and even in shaded areas, under a tree or a shrub hedge for example.
Diseases and parasites that affect the cutter bar
Cutters are fairly resistant to disease but can be attacked by aphids, slugs or snails.