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Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'

SKU
00908
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.
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4-10

Good to grow! 6

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Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationLAY-mee-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum
LoreThe common name "dead nettle" describes is visual resemblance to stinging nettles, but with Lamium the stingers are dead on these pain free plants.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!