Lamiun species are easily grown plants, some of which can become weeds.
Some cultivars are better known for their spotted leaves than flowers and are therefore often considered to be foliage plants. Many are used in the garden as groundcovers.
The specific epithet name “maculatum” means spotted, in reference to the spots on its leaves.
One favorite cultivar and its respective flower colors is ‘Golden Anniversary’ (lilac flowers with variegated foliage). Will generally do well in light levels at least bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort but more light (up to filtered full sunlight) would be better.
Family members are easily recognized by their square stems. Many family members are important for volatile oils used in the perfume industry.
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