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Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'

Pronunciation: LAY-mee-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum
SKU #00908
4-10

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OVERVIEW
Description Scalloped blue-green margins and shimmering silvery centers brighten shady gardens and create a dramatic backdrop for the masses of small, tubular orchid pink flowers. More vigorous and resistant to foliage disease than other varieties. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring to Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover, Edging
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 Pink
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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