Lamium armenum, from old, scanned slides. (The pink one might be sintenisii.)
Lamium eriocephalum, also from slides.
extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C
Lamium garganicum, digital.
All are absolutely gorgeous! Lamium eriocephalum is adorable, in the same muppet-like way as Eriophyton wallichii, though more floriferous!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Not very long lived, unfortunately. At least for me. But they reseed. Until one year, when they don't.
I've always thought of Lamiums as not being well suited to a dry climate such as yours, Bob. I'm obviously wrong about that!
Really nice stuff!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Scree plants, I think, from Turkey. I guess the "accepted" name of L. armenum is L. garganicum var. armenum. Regular garganicum does very well in the crevice garden at DBG.
I've never tried Lamiums, perhaps I should, lovely little plants.
in Devon, UK Zone 9b
I get the impression that in the U.K. one can simply pop round to the nearest alpine nursery and pick up several of each species. Or possibly request some seed from one of the growers at a show. (I try to avoid looking at the show pages in the AGS and SRGC bulletins so as not to be jealous.)
Seed lists from collectors in the Czech Republic used to offer these back in the 1990s. It's probably not safe to look for seed in the wild these days. Sigh.
Yes, that's the way it goes. Will I ever learn to collect seeds for myself? Or propagate some backups? It's something I know I ought to do but growing things I already have seems kind of boring.
Love those lamiums.
I'm really bad at seed collecting, too. I always thought I would have a trough full of Physoplexis comosa, and there would be seedlings forever, but after last winter, there is nothing. (I don't know what happened.) Maybe that's one of those learning experiences.