Lami™ Dark Purple Dead nettle
Lamium maculatum 'Dark Purple'
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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