Purple Dragon Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

Pronunciation: LAY-mee-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum
SKU #02490
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Fast Growing
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Dry Shade
Growth Rate Fast
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, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); 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.

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