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Orchid Frost Lamium

 
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Orchid Frost makes a great groundcover for shade with variegated leaves and orchid-pink bloom. Only 8 inches tall. PP#11122 (Lamium maculatum)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Evergreen
Evergreen
Pest / Disease Resistant
Pest / Disease Resistant
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-8" tall, 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 3LAM

Plant Information

The Lamiums are more popular every year. Perhaps they haven't been known widely since their old common name is Dead Nettle. But they're extremely useful in the garden, since they thrive and bloom beautifully in shade. The basic species is taller and more weedy with insignificant white flowers, but just look at the shortened hybrids--beautiful jewel-toned flowers on decorative, often variegated foliage. Great for covering the ground in woodland or other shady gardens.
SKU 3LAM
Common Name Orchid Frost Dead Nettle PP#11122
Botanical Name Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost PP#11122
Patent Number PP#11122
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 6-8" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Late spring to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Silvery white leaves with blue-green margins.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Extended Blooms, Evergreen, Pest / Disease Resistant, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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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5.0

Excellent Groundcover -- lovely orchid flowers

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from Princeton, NJ

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about American Meadows Orchid Frost Lamium:

    In very little time, they have spread as I had hoped. The color of the flowers is so lovely. And they have bloomed twice already.

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    4.0

    Lamium Orchid Frost

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    from Hendersonville, nc

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about American Meadows Orchid Frost Lamium:

      The Lamium arrived healthy and is growing nicely.

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      5.0

      Great ground cover

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      from Ocean, NJ

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      Pros

      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

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        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Orchid Frost Lamium:

        I purchase this plant as ground cover, it came perfect in the mail and after I planted it, it has been spreading nicely and doing well in my new shade garden

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Brilliant shade groundcover!

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        from Gainesville, Fl.

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

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            Comments about American Meadows Orchid Frost Lamium:

            I L-O-V-E this ground cover! It is just the most wonderful variegated color and the flower heads are adorable! It definitely stays low (be careful what you plant it next to, it may become hidden), but it is one of my favorite additions. It is the easiest thing to propagate from cuttings as well! And the leaves have never been burned by what Florida sun hits them (which I can't say for all shade plants listed for zone 9). The ONLY problem is the leaves appear to be highly munch-able to garden insects. I lost one b/c it was eaten to nothing in a day! BUT I used a little Organocide this year and problem appears to be solved:)

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            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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