Purple Dragon Dead Nettle Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' #2

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Silvery white leaves with green edges form a lush groundcover that is topped by charming deep purple flowers in summer. Brightens shady areas, and tolerates dry shade conditions when established. Beautiful trailing from mixed containers or used to edge borders. An herbaceous perennial.

Thrives in loamy, acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soils but highly adaptable; best sheltered from direct sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prune heavily and apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage reblooming.


Average Size at Maturity Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom Time Summer
Deciduous/ Evergreen Herbaceous
Flower Attribute Showy Flowers
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Variegated
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth Rate Fast
Landscape Use Border, Container, Mass Planting, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Dry Shade, Ground Cover
Light Needs Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Fast Growing
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.