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Deadnettle

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Free-blooming deadnettles enliven difficult places in sun or shade. From spring on, whorls of brightly colored two-lip flowers bloom abundantly on square stems. The triangular green leaves are splashed with silver, or they are silver-rimmed or veined with emerald. Deadnettles have unfairly gotten a bad name for being invasive and somewhat weedy, but they are easy to corral and should be cut back and deadheaded regularly. They're fine in partly shaded and shaded places where soil is well-drained but retains moisture.

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'Beacon Silver' lamium
'Beacon Silver' lamium
Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' has thick whorls of purple-pink two-lip flowers from spring through fall if deadheaded routinely and not allowed to desiccate. The small triangular leaves are mostly silver with a bright green edge. Zones 4-8
'Herman's Pride' yellow archangel
'Herman's Pride' yellow archangel
Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride' is more compact than the species. Its serrated leaves are crisply splashed with silver between the veins. In spring, whorls of yellow two-lip flowers bloom. Zones 4-8
'White Nancy' lamium
'White Nancy' lamium
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' bears 1-inch triangular silver leaves rimmed in emerald. From spring onward, dense whorls of two-lip clean-white flowers appear at the tips of the stems. Deadhead for prolonged blooming. Zones 4-8

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Wild ginger
Wild ginger is a workhorse of a groundcover, spreading readily with beautifully glossy, slightly heart-shape leaves. It must have shade and moist but well-drained soil to thrive, but with the right conditions this native plant is indispensable, doing well where many other plants wouldn't.In spring it bears purplish maroon bell-shape blooms mostly hidden in the foliage.
Lilyturf
Used often as a groundcover or an edging plant, liriope is popular for good reason. It stays green year-round in many climates, produces pretty blue or white flowers, and is about as tough a plant as you'll hope to meet. Its dense tufts of almost-evergreen, broadly grassy leaves are often striped. Stiff stems bear tight spikes of tiny blue or white bells, similar to those of grape hyacinth. It is best protected from drying winds in rich, well-drained soil that retains moisture.
Heart-leaf brunnera
In spring, a cloud of tiny blue flowers hovers above brunnera's mound of fuzzy heart-shape leaves. The plant prefers partial shade but can grow in full sun in cool climates provided it receives adequate moisture. Variegated forms need more shade; in full sun they're likely to scorch. It is sometimes called Siberian bugloss.
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