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Purple Dragon Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' PP #15,890

SKU
02490
Silvery white leaves with green edges form a lush groundcover that is topped by charming deep purple flowers in summer. Brightens shady areas, and tolerates dry shade conditions when established. Beautiful trailing from mixed containers or used to edge borders. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical PronunciationLAY-mee-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full 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); Hosta (Hosta); 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: 4-9

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