• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:LAY-mee-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in loamy, acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soils but highly adaptable; best sheltered from direct sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prune heavily and apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage reblooming.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.