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Purple Dragon Lamium

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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Lamium maculatum Purple Dragon PP#15890
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Evergreen, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to fall


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 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.