Lamium orvala, balm-leaved red deadnettle, is an upright, shade-loving perennial with pink and purple orchid-like flowers.
Lamium orvala is rare perennial called balm-leaved red deadnettle. Unlike its ground-covering relatives, it is upright forming neat clumps 12-18 inches high and wide with coarsely textured, medium-sized, heart-shaped leaves that are finely serrated, providing the appearance of a small shrub. Small, orchid-like, hooded, two-lipped flowers offer shades of pinks and purples in interesting patterns appearing in whorls in late spring to early summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage a new flush of foliage, if needed. Requires moist but well-drained soils. Perfect in the shady garden for contrast with fine-foliage plants such as sedges. Pollinator attractor. Deer resistant. Photo credit Wikipedia
Common Name: Balm-leaved Red Deadnettle
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Open grassland to woodland, generally on moist, fertile soils.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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