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Lamium maculatum Beacon Silver

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Trailing, mounded variety has silver leaves with green margins, and pinkish-purple flowers at the end of the stems all Summer. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 6-8" (15-20cm)
Spread: 36-48" (91-122cm)
Exposure: Shade, Partial Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 32, 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4*

* Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

Comments: Reduce mist as soon as possible to reduce stretch. Transplant on time.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 4,000-8,000
Temperature Day: 71-79°F (22-26°C)
Temperature Night: 59-64°F (15-18°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed. Soil moisture and cool temperatures are the most effective way to control growth.
Pests: Aphids, whitefly
Diseases: Root and stem rot
Comments: Pinch plants to encourage branching and improve habit.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 4-5 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 5-8 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 8-10 weeks
Lamium maculatum Beacon Silver