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Lamium Purple Dragon

 
Purple Lamium Purple Dragon, Lamium maculatum, Dead Nettle

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Purple Dragon has stunning silver leaves with dark green edging and large, deep purple flowers. This Lamium is perfect for any shady area of the garden. PP# 15890 (Lamium maculatum)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Pest / Disease Resistant
Pest / Disease Resistant
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-8" tall, 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 4LAM

Plant Information

The Lamiums are called by the somewhat alarming name, Dead Nettle, but that means only this amazing little plant is related to stinging nettle (a rough weed) and doesn't sting...so being a dead nettle is a good thing.

The strange name aside, these short plants (6-10 high), when well grown, can add glistening sheets of color to shady areas were color may be missing. Plant them with Hostas, Bleeding Hearts, and other shade-lovers. They cover the ground so completely they smother out any invading weeds.

SKU 4LAM
Common Name Dead Nettle
Botanical Name Lamium maculatum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 4-8" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Silver
Foliage Bright silver leaves with dark green margins
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Pest / Disease Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsLamium Purple Dragon
 
4.4

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5.0

5 star!

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from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

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    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Lamium Purple Dragon:

    I put these in the garden and basically did nothing but water them. I was hoping for a flowering plant that loves the shade and that the critters hate. They took off beautifully, filling in the bare spots that I've been trying to fill for years. Sure hope they make it thru the winter!

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    5.0

    moving along.. spreading nicely

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    from Sioux Falls,South Dakota

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Small In Size

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    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Lamium Purple Dragon:

    excellent ground cover beautiful color.Just wish it was a little large when it was shipped

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    2.0

    Did not make it.

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    from Arlington, Tx

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        • Under Oak Tree

        Comments about American Meadows Lamium Purple Dragon:

        Looked wilted on arrival. Did not survive.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lots of flowers!

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        from Lakewood NJ

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        Comments about American Meadows Lamium Purple Dragon:

        These came healthy and produced lots of flowers, growing vigorously. Unfortunately, some local insect attacked them and they got a fleabitten appearence after a few months. Before becoming 'lunch' they were gorgeous.

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        5.0

        purle beauty

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        from reston va.

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        Comments about American Meadows Lamium Purple Dragon:

        beautiful around trees

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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