Lamium orvala

Most of us are familiar with the slightly weedy ground cover Lamiums and their close relatives and may well know them as Aluminium Plant. This species however makes neat clumps to about 30cms of rich green heavily veined leaves in the axils of which it produces Salvia like dusty deep mauve-pink flowers in spring. It will lightly self seed in moist soil and likes light shade to perform at its best. It will die down completely in the winter.If you have the white form and live in Australia, I want it and will swap!!!! I have 6″ pots at $18.50 available at the nursery. It is a great addition to any woodland collection and is easy to grow.

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