Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'
Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

SKU: S32689
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Common Name: Dead Nettle
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/10W Exposure: Part Shade to Shade
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Mature Height: 4-8" Spacing: 12-18"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' produces clusters of large, purple flowers rise above leaves that are more silver than green. A robust mat former. PP 15,890

Most of the 40-odd species Lamium are rampant-growing plants from Asia and Europe. All tolerate poor soils and a range of light conditions. The few ornamental varieties have the great value of being lovely ground covers that prosper in dry shade.

For information on the growing and care or Lamium, click Growing Guide.




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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (9 Reviews) Write a Review

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High plains hardy and beautiful

This plant looks eye-catching in the shade, content with poor soil, little rainfall even in a normal year and long cold winter.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Awesome, hearty ground cover. Scorching heat and Heavy snow!

My first time with Lamium.
I am amazed!
I planted along my driveway late last spring... it gets partial shade and late afternoon sun.
Last summer was a scorcher! Horrible.
My garden did not get the watering tic it deserved.
We had a very heavy snow winter. Many of them.

Not only did the Lamium make it through the whole winter- (this is an annual i think?)
even when the snow melted- it was still green and growing..even had some pink flowers.
needed a little trim, but we all did!
Flowering now!
It spreads out nicely as ground cover, trailed nicely over driveway cobblestone edging...just can't say enough great things about it. It's delicate and interesting variegated leaves. Can't go wrong giving it a try!

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Fabulous groundcover

I live in the desert at 7000-ft and find this plant awesome. I planted a clump 10 yrs ago and it has taken over the small slope that was troublesome to plant because of the slope and poor soil. It crowds out the weeds but not the echinaceas and Russian sage which are planted sporadically among the groundcover. This area gets morning sun but shaded by mid-afternoon by the house 's shadow. Doing great even with our harsh winters. Love it!

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These are go getters

I ordered 6 and planted them in a shady spot 2 weeks ago. It's amazing how they have taken off. I just ordered an additional 6 plants. Really worth the money.

37 of 37 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Great Plant for almost anywhere !

This is one of my favorite plants. It blooms early so you feel the boost of summer's coming.. I love the name, "Dead Nettle" because when your waiting for other plants to pop up so you can be sure it is a plant and not a weed, your dead nettle is bright and blooming reminding me the dead of winter is passed. The variegated leaves perk up any area of a garden. In August when it gets hot here and everything that grows low to the ground has passed, the leaves of the "dead nettle" with the white decorating the leaf and outlined in a darker green brightens that area of your garden. I shared some pieces with my neighbors and no one had a problem with it growing. I just stuck a shovel in the garden and picked up a corner of the plant and by end of summer my neighbors had a nice-sized plant growing. Perfect for the edge of a garden that isn't weed-whacked, but I haven't found anything that can take the beating that "landscapers" afflict on plants growing at the edge of a garden and near growing grass.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: lay'mee-um 

Plant in partial shade or shade. Lamium is not fussy about soil and tolerates dry shade in the North. Spreads rapidly but not invasively. Shear plants (lightly in the North and West, almost to the ground in the South) after the first wave of flowering to keep Lamium tidy and to encourage rebloom. Foliage is evergreen in mild-winter climates.

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