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Lamium orvala


Also known as: White deadnettle; Giant deadnettle
Balm leaved Archangel

Plant folklore: Flowers thought to look like lame children.
Thought to protect against birth defects.
Dip steel in the juice of the plant and it
becomes pliable!!

Factual info: Can be mistaken for a stinging nettle but it does
not sting.

This lovely image was borrowed from AndrewR

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Hmmmm....something about this plant that I don't like. Not sure what it is....maybe I should give it a go? Does it do well in shade....?

21 Nov, 2009


Yes Di....full or dappled shade suits this little lady..she likes moist soil conditions too....will create a nice carpet if cut back after flowering....

21 Nov, 2009


There are some lovely variegated ones, Di and nice pink flowers - there's a lovely picture by Dottydaisy on Terratoonie's blog - I used to LIKE you.... now I LOVE you.... Makes super ground cover.

21 Nov, 2009


Such a lovely colour I wonder do metal workers use it.

21 Nov, 2009

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