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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Florentinum' is a stoloniferous perennial that forms mats of green leaves marked with silver variegation. In early summer, flowering stems bear whorls of hooded, yellow flowers in the leaf axils. Reaches a height of around 60cm
'Elizabeth de Haas' is an evergreen, prostrate perennial with broadly ovate green leaves blotched with yellow and with a central silver stripe, and short spikes of reddish-purple flowers in summer
L. galeobdolon is a European native wildflower. It bears toothed leaves in pairs on square stems. Yellow flowers are borne in whorls in the leaf axils in early summer. Like other deadnettles, flowers are lipped and hooded
'Ickwell Beauty' is a prostrate evergreen perennial with ovate green leaves, splashed with yellow, and with a narrow silver central stripe, and pink-tinged white flowers in summer
L. orvala is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump of attractive, ovate leaves, with spikes of whorled pinkish-purple flowers 4cm in length in late spring and summer
L. maculatum is a stoloniferous perennial forming a mat of prostrate leafy stems, with purple, white or pink flowers in spikes in summer
'White Nancy' is a spreading perennial to 20cm in height, forming a wide mat of heart-shaped silvery leaves, narrowly edged with dark green. Two-lipped white flowers in clusters forming a short leafy spike
'Forncett Lustre' is a compact, mound-forming evergreen perennial with green-edged, silvery white leaves with a golden-yellow sheen, and salmon-pink flowers in summer
The white dead nettle is a downy perennial that spreads by rhizomatous stolons. Stems are square with pairs of leaves that are toothed, stalked and slightly heart shaped. Flowers are borne in whorls in the leaf axils from March to late autumn. They are white with hairy upper hoods and toothed lower lips. They provide a nectar source for long-tongued insects such as bumble bees and mason bees
'Brightstone Pearl' is a vigorous evergreen mat-forming perennial with plain green, ovate leaves and short spikes of soft pink flowers in summer
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