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Lami™ Dark Purple Dead nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Dark Purple'

Pronunciation: LAY-mee-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum
SKU #43246
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Shimmering silver leaves with emerald green edges form a lush groundcover that blooms earlier than other dead nettles with large, abundant, deep purple flowers from spring to summer. Perfect for brightening shady areas, or trailing from mixed containers. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring to Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 6 in. tall, 10 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket
Design Ideas An exceptional groundcover to flesh out beds and borders. Fill in spaces beneath woodland trees and shrubs to reduce weeds. A natural along paths and to edge flagstone walks. A good cover for exposed mortar or liners of small water garden edges. Integrate into container compositions for unique foliage.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Silver-green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The common name "dead nettle" describes is visual resemblance to stinging nettles, but with Lamium the stingers are dead on these pain free plants.

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