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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 12, 2014

Q. Lamium Lookalike – Weed?

I have a plant in my yard that closely resembles lamium with stems containing lilac colored flowers. The difference is the leaves are solid green whereas lamium leaves are silver and green. Is this a weed?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 12, 2014
Certified Expert
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It could be a Lamium species, most likely red deadnettle or purple nettle weed (Lamium purpureum), which may produce flowers that are pink to purple and spreads rather quickly if not controlled. Here is more information: http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Weeds/Deadnettle_Purple.aspx

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 11, 2014

Q. Planting Deadnettle

I bought some deadnettle. It gives no other proper name; can you give me any planting advice and how to care for them in the garden, etc? Thank you so very much for any advice you can provide.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Asked by
Dbatson on
May 18, 2015

Q. Weeds growing in my dead nettle

Very green and straight standing grass type (weed I guess) is invasive in my dead nettle this spring. How do I get rid of it without killing my dead nettle, if possible. I used one spray that said kills weeds but not flowers. However, it did nothing and the grass (weed) was just as green and the flowers burned.

Answered by
shelley on
May 19, 2015
Certified Expert
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The best way to get rid of a weed without harming surrounding plants is to pull it by hand - try to remove the whole plant with its roots. Gardening tools can also assist you with removing the weeds manually such as a hoe or a winged weeder.

If the above option does not appeal, then here is an article that outlines other methods of dealing with weeds in your garden:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/weed-control.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 26, 2015

Q. deadnettle seeds

Are the deadnettle seeds of the plant true seeds that can be used to start new plants? Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 27, 2015
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Generally, yes. Stratify the seeds by placing them ½ inch deep in a small pot filled with moist sand. Place the pot in an area having between 65 and 70 degrees F. for at least 4 weeks, keeping the pot moist. At the 4-week mark, move the pot to the refrigerator for another 4-week period, again keeping it moist. After this period, you can place the pot in an area with cool temps (40-55 F) in bright, indirect sunlight. SEeds should then germinate with one to two months.

Of course, you also have the option skipping the stratification process by simply direct planting them outdoors in fall where they will germinate sometime in spring.

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Asked by
yardman on
March 26, 2016

Q. Deadnettle control in creeping phlox

Is there a solution to save clumps of creeping phlox being overtaken by deadnettle? Or is my only alternative is to cut back or pull up the phlox? I’ve tried pulling these by hand, but find it almost impossible. Thanks for any input you might have, as it would be appreciated.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 27, 2016
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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 26, 2016

Q. Is Red Nancy Lamium edible

Is Red Nancy Lamium edible like its wild cousin? I am trying to purchase plants that are both ornamental and have another use (such as medicinal or edible). I have been trying to search it out on the internet with no results. Can I assume that if the plant has the same name, such as deadnettle, that it will work the same as the wild with the same name?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 27, 2016
Certified Expert
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Since Lamium Red Nancy is a hybrid I would not grow it as an ornamental edible plant.

Herbs are an excellent way to start with gardening for visual and edible plants.
Here are some links to to help you get started.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/plant-herb-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/edible-flower-gardens-eye-catching-flowers-that-you-can-eat-too.htm

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Asked by
dave.matech on
April 19, 2017

Q. weeds

I need a identification of this weed.

Answered by
Alisma on
April 20, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This is called Lamium purpureum, or purple deadnettle. It is in the mint family. Fortunately, it grows best in spring and usually dies off with the summer heat.

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