- Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Purple Dragon Dead Nettle, Spotted Dead Nettle “Purple Dragon”, the Devil’s Clover, or Lamium “Purple Dragon”, is a robust perennial groundcover that spreads quickly with thick, luscious foliage that forms a dense carpet of elegant silvery-green leaves that have deep serrated edges. This shimmering blanket grows to a height of 4 to 6 inches, with a wide spread of 15 to 18 inches. In June and July, the Purple Dragon Dead Nettle blooms with a thick blanket of small, whorled, vivid-purple flowers.
Bred by Plants That Work, Purple Dragon Dead Nettle has an aggressive, spreading growth habit with a long blooming season. Native from Europe to Western Asia, Purple Dragon Dead Nettle is evergreen in areas with mild winters. It is deer and rabbit resistant and veritably disease and pest free. It is a fantastic choice for any meadow, sloped ground, or informal garden, and makes a stunning addition to any container or pot.
Purple Dragon Dead Nettle Care
Purple Dragon Dead Nettle should be grown in partial sun to dappled shade in climates that do not have excessive heat or humidity. The soil should be well-drained, evenly moist, and slightly acidic, but Purple Dragon is highly adaptable. It requires deep water until a more extensive root system has been established. Once established, water lightly, as overwatering can cause root rot. Fertilize your dead nettle in the early spring after the last hard frost. Dead nettle can handle heavy pruning, so don't be afraid to cut it down each season. Deadhead spent flower heads to encourage reblooming.
Purple Dragon Dead Nettle Spacing
Purple Dragon Dead Nettle is an excellent choice for ground cover in any semi-shaded landscape. You can use it along shady borders and ledges or under perennials and shrubs. It is excellent as a container plant and can be used as a beautiful filler. At planting, space your Purple Dragon Dead Nettle 6 to 10 inches apart.
Purple Dragon Dead Nettle Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: June And July|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Common Name: Purple Dragon Dead Nettle|
|Scientific Name: LAMIUM `PURPLE DRAGON`|
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