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Is Lamium invasive

alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 316
Does anyone grow Lamium and is it invasive?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,376
    I grow Lamium Beacon Silver ... it spreads nicely over the area allotted to it but doesn’t invade elsewhere or pop up in other parts of the garden unbidden. A very useful plant for a bit of ground cover and much enjoyed by bumble bees. I wouldn’t be without it 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Some species are considered a bit of a nuisance, eg Lamium  galeobdolon. 
  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 601
    I allow the wild weed Lamium purpureum in places. It's a lovely plant, pretty flowers, a good gap filler, easy to control, annual, great for pollinators.

  • SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 242
    My lamium was spreading nicely but not invasive. That said, it seems to have died, waiting to see if some new shoots come up when the weather warms up
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,376
    Some species are considered a bit of a nuisance, eg Lamium  galeobdolon. 
    Yes, that can run riot  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,125
    Bees seem to love all the deadnettles and like @micearguers I allow them in wilder corners as they are pretty and I have enough room to spare. I have both the purple and the white and they are always busy. Plantlife says it is known as 'bumblebee flower' in some counties because they love it so much. I don't even mind woundwort which grows in one spot near the pond, though I don't make a habit of smelling it!
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,600
    I also have the white and purple varieties and the bees and moths go nuts for them especially purple.  I had the purple one in a trough above a pot with grass in it last year.

    I've just discovered that this year the grass pot now has a lovely lamium covering all the way around it.

    I've pulled lots of it out and dotted it around the garden.  Not sure if it will enjoy being relocated but we'll see.  
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,328
    I let it grow and pull it out when I'm ready to plant something else.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,158
    I wish my Lamium orvala from Crug would grow a bit more rampant. Three years and it is still only a single spike.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,376
    Mine was the same for years @fidgetbones ... then we pollarded the ash and it got more daylight and more rain ......... lush isn't the word  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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