Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Perennials / Shell Pink Improved Lamium

Shell Pink Improved Lamium

Lamium maculatum Shell Pink Improved
SKU: HC017776
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
'Shell Pink Improved' Lamium (Lamium maculatum) is is a tough and long-lived groundcover with lovely with heart-shaped leaves dashed with a silver streak. Interesting foliage is topped by soft pink blossoms from mid-spring to frost. It’s a beautiful groundcover, container plant, or lawn alternative to brighten part-to-full shade areas. A new form found in HCG Chief Horticulturist David Salman's Santa Fe greenhouse.
key features
Botanical Name
Lamium maculatum Shell Pink Improved
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
late spring to mid summer


(10" tall x 12-15" wide) 'Shell Pink Improved' Lamium, also called Deadnettle, is a strong growing groundcover with textured heart-shaped leaves streaked with white. The bi-colored foliage blooms with light pink flowers from mid-spring to late summer. It is an easy-to-grow groundcover and good for erosion control if needed. A nice choice for bulb areas too, Lamium makes a pretty background to spring’s bulbs, and looks nice in containers where it can drape over the edge of a pot. This cultivar and other deadnettles are extremely useful for planting dry, shaded sections of the garden, and are especially useful as a lawn substitute. The stems root as they grow, forming a weed-resistant mat of showy foliage. Cut to the ground in early to mid-spring to keep the foliage looking fresh and encourage plenty of flowers to appear. The plant grows in any soil type and is especially successful when planted in clay. Recommended shade loving companions include Aquilegia (Columbine), Heuchera (Coral Bells) and Festuca 'Siskiyou Blue' (Festuca Grass). Deer and rabbit resistant, it’s low maintenance and hardy in zones 3-8. This is a new form found in HCG Chief Horticulturist David Salman's Santa Fe greenhouse.
Pioneers in sustainable gardening

Together, we’re improving the earth, one garden at a time

celebrating earth day, every day

High Country Gardens was founded with a mission to make sustainable gardening accessible to every gardener, and we believe the natural world needs champions now more than ever. We're your source for expert advice, a passionate community, and plants that are beautiful, resilient, and beneficial to a healthy ecosystem.