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Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

#PP15890

Also called False Salvia


Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' - Spotted Deadnettle - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' (PP15890)

  • Deep purple, hooded, flower clusters
  • Variegated, silver leaves with thin, dark green margins
  • Very floriferous and vigorous grower
  • Serrated, heart-shaped leaves
  • Excellent ground cover for dry shade
  • Rebloomer
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Purple (deep)
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Spotted Deadnettle Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade to full shade. Vigorous grower and very tolerant of dry, shady locations. Can fill in a large space in a short time, is manageable and not necessarily invasive. Hot, humid summers can cause foliage decline. If foliage becomes leggy or unruly, you can prune or mow  to promote a more compact, tidy habit. Pruning will also promote new blooms, forming sporadically throughout the summer and into the fall. Plant in combination with spring bulbs. 


Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' (PP15890) Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Fast
Fast
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Rebloomer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Variegated
Green (dark)
Silver

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge