Botanical Name: Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
Common Name: White Nancy Dead Nettle  
Plant photo of: Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Green, Silver, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Moist, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Japanese, Meadow, Woodland


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Patio


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
Photographer: Linda Engstrom, JJ Neilso
  • Description

  • Notes

The 'White Nancy' grows to a size of 6" tall, spreading by underground stolons or rooting in the stems. Its white leaves have a green margin; in the summer, pure white flowers are borne. Considering their delicate appearance, the plants are remarkably cold and drought tolerant and do not seem to be bothered much by bugs. When established in coastal gardens, the plant needs little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.