Henbit is Here!

Henbit is Here!

Coming soon to a lawn or garden near you … Henbit (Lamium amplexicauli)! The cover-all-lawns-with-purple-spring-color ground cover. If you’re tired of the green look – consider purple. It’s easy care with absolutely no maintenance and pollinator friendly! You don’t even have to plant it as henbit will find its own way to your lawn.

It’s a weed but sure is another purty one!


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. It's in one of my favorite colors~I actually like this little mint. gail

  2. It's in one of my favorite colors~I actually like this little mint. gail

  3. I wouldn't mind it if it would stay out of my flower/garden areas. lol It is a pretty color.

  4. I have this all over! So much so I've been contemplating what it would look like as a groundcover. Think I could fool anyone into thinking I wanted it?

  5. Gail,

    I kind of like it too! It's one of those first signs of spring I look for.

  6. Lola,

    It doesn't really know its boundaries too well! 😉

  7. HolleyGarden,

    I think you could but most people would think you are out of your mind – but I don't mind one bit, or one henbit that is. 😉

  8. I rather have that weed than dandelions!

  9. I've been pulling out hairy bittercress this week. I'd gladly take henbit over hairy any day! We have tons of henbit around the edges of our woods where it is pretty in purple.

  10. Yucks! I've been noticing a lot of winter weeds creeping in lately. This is one I don't like at all.

  11. Henbit is very a very useful weed if you have chickens. Not only do they love it, but it has increased my hens egg production!

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