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Lamium orvala


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

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

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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