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Purple Dragon Lamium

 
Purple Lamium Purple Dragon, Lamium maculatum, Dead Nettle

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Regular Price: $9.98

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Purple Dragon has stunning silver leaves with dark green edging and large, magenta-purple flowers. This Lamium is perfect for any shady area of the garden. PP# 15890 (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 - 2.25" 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 Purple Dragon Dead Nettle PP#15890
Botanical Name Lamium maculatum Purple Dragon PP#15890
Patent Number PP#15890
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
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 Bright silver leaves with dark green margins.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type 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

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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsPurple Dragon Lamium
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

Here's hoping!!!

By 

from Tampa, fl

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Purple Dragon Lamium:

    Got four in the mail about a month ago and though one was half dead they are all thriving now! I did lose half of a plant but what did survive is very healthy!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Beautiful groundcover!

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    from Fishers, IN

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Purple Dragon Lamium:

      I love the contrast of the white and green leaves against the purple flowers and other plants. So far, the plants seem to be thriving. I'll still have to see how well they survive the Indiana winter.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      I would buy this plant again for a different garden setting.

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      from Norfolk, VA

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Purple Dragon Lamium:

        I used it in a small shady area. It arrived in good condition and did well after planted. It was fine until about mid summer when it began to die back from the outer lengths to the rooted portion. Might have been something that I did. I deliberately placed rocks around it to prevent it from taking over the area where it was planted. I would plant it again in a garden where there was room for it to spread unhindered, but not in my current garden.

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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 Purple Dragon Lamium:

          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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Purple Dragon Lamium:

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

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          • Personal

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          2.0

          Did not make it.

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          from Arlington, Tx

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            Cons

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              • Under Oak Tree

              Comments about American Meadows Purple Dragon Lamium:

              Looked wilted on arrival. Did not survive.

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              • No

              (2 of 2 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 Purple Dragon Lamium:

              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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              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              purle beauty

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              from reston va.

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              Comments about American Meadows Purple Dragon Lamium:

              beautiful around trees

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              Plant With These:

              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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