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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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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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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, Mass Planting, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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

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