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    Lamiastrum - please refer to plant caretag for specific information


Botanical names - Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Florentinum’.


Features - This plant offers gardeners one of the easiest solutions to dry shade areas. Plants form a fast-spreading, bushy carpet of attractive green and silver leaves, bearing small soft-yellow flowers in mid spring. Stems root into the ground readily, where they touch. It has an aggressive habit, but this is not a problem unless unleashed into the border. Although evergreen, plants should be clipped or mown hard in late winter.


Height - Grows 20 to 30cm (8"-12") in height. Spread can reach up to 90cm (3').


Soil and water - Grows best in well drained, moderately dry soil. Average water needs.


Light requirements - Will grow in partial to full shade.


Best use - Perfect in containers or hanging baskets, also excellent as a groundcover.


Growing tips - Low maintenance plant. Easily increased by moving rooted plantlets in spring or fall.



Trailing vines facts

Vines with rootlets should not be allowed to grow on wood houses or wooden parts of brick houses.


Most vines grow towards light by elongating their stems and attaching to any support available.


Vines with rootlets growing on tree trunks are not harmful unless they cover the tree's foliage.


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Planning your garden

For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan

• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)

• Arrange plants according to their height

• Arrange according to plant form and texture

• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming

• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations



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