Golden nettle - A low-maintenance beauty for your garden
The golden nettle (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) is also known as yellow nettle or yellow deadnettle. It has a slender, upright growth habit and can reach a height of 20 - 40 cm. Deadnettle has bright yellow flowers that are arranged in large numbers around the stem. They are lip-like in shape and impress with a wide variety of yellows. Their leaves have a silvery pattern and are ovate, pointed with a toothed edge.
Goldennettle is a plant of the same name.
The golden nettle is hardy and quite easy to care for. It thrives best on loose, nutrient-rich soil. As it prefers shady, moist locations, it is a wonderful way to beautify cooler areas in the garden. You should make sure that the soil does not become too dry, especially in the summer.
Golden nettle is particularly suitable as a ground cover. It grows quickly and densely, so that both small and large areas can be reliably grassed. The advantage of using ground covers is that weeds can usually be suppressed well.
An eye-catcher all year round
The yellow deadnettle convinces with its attractive appearance all year round. In its flowering season from April to June, the deadnettle captivates with its bright yellow flowers. But the evergreen plant with its silvery leaves is also beautiful to look at throughout the rest of the year.
Use in near-natural plantings
In the wild, golden nettle is mainly found in shady areas in the forest or at the edge of the forest. Therefore, it is an excellent colour component for the creation of a forest or shade garden. There it can be ideally combined with grasses and ferns
The flowers of deadnettle are also a brilliant yellow accent in a cottage garden. The plant can even convince in culinary terms, as both its leaves and flowers are edible.
Because deadnettle flowers quite early, it provides a valuable food source for insects such as bees and bumblebees. This also speaks in favour of its use in near-natural plantings.
First choice for underplanting
Yellow deadnettle is also the ideal choice for underplanting under trees or larger shrubs, as it is very well suited to shady locations. Lamiastrum galeobdolon, for example, is a wonderful way to enhance greener areas under rhododendrons
Buy Golden Nettle / Yellow Deadnettle
For one square metre you will need about 12 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the golden nettle all year round