Dead Nettle Plant
Dead nettle plants are Shade-loving perennials that are wonderful in hanging baskets and flower bed edging. Some people consider it a noxious weed. But, truth be told bees and hummingbirds love it.
• Hardy perennial
• Perfect in zones 4 to 10
• Grows in partial and full shade
• Excellent in hanging baskets and as flower bed edging
• Deer resistant
• Attractive foliage even when flowers are not in bloom
• Can be invasive – think of the mint family
Pollinators Love It
The brightly colored tubular blooms attract a wealth of bees and hummingbirds. Besides attracting pollinators, the plant also attracts birds and is deer resistant.
The yellow variety is the Yellow Archangel, a fitting name for such a bright and welcome addition to a shade garden.
Purple Dead Nettle
Purple dead nettle is a showy addition to any flower pot or garden. The plant is a very versatile plant known for its drought tolerance, it works well as a groundcover and is excellent when planted on slopes to curb erosion.
If you can get past the fact many consider dead nettle plant to be a weed and look toward the benefit of attracting pollinators to your yard – it really turns out to be a thoughtful addition.
If you don’t wish to plant in your yard for the risk of invasiveness, look to trying it out in one of your flower pots.
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