Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' PP15890
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Lamium|
Common Name (Alternative): Spotted Deadnettle
Sizeable, dense terminal spikes of rich purple flowers seem to jump right out of the bright silvery foliage of 'Purple Dragon' PP15890.
This robust cultivar was selected by Chris VanSanden of Hortech, Inc. for having the deepest purple, most snapdragon-like flowers of any Lamium.
Lamium makes an excellent, weed-smothering groundcover and is also a good mask for dying bulb foliage.
Breeder: Chris VanSanden
Introducer: Hortech, Inc.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
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Lamium will brighten up any shady site with its silvery leaves, including under trees. Growth will be most compact in moist, well-drained soils, but it can grow in drier areas, though it may tend to open up.
Lamium is evergreen in mild regions and herbaceous in cooler zones. In both areas, it will benefit by a shearing in the spring to stimulate healthy, new growth.