Lamium Maculatum, sometimes known as Beacon Silver, Spotted Dead Nettle, or Devil’s Clover is a semi-evergreen plant, meaning it’s evergreen in mild winter climates. It’s a mat-forming perennial, notable for it’s heart-shaped, silver-gray leaves that have narrow green edges. Small, hooded, lavender flowers open in eye-pleasing whorls at in late spring and continue intermittently into the fall. These typically grow 6 to 8 inches tall and spread 12 to 24 inches. They have a long bloom period, encompassing mid-to-late spring as well as summer and fall. Colorful foliage which can be cut back to encourage fresh cover is another feature of the Lamium Maculatum. They make for great groundcover plants in semi-shaded areas, doing their best in part-to-full shade. For soil conditions, they thrive most in medium moisture, well-drained soils that are humus-rich. They dislike heat and humidity, but are drought tolerant. They’re disease and pest free as well as deer and rabit resistant.