Lamium Purple Dragon (Lamium Purple Dragon)
Lamium Purple Dragon
Lamium Purple Dragon (Lamium Purple Dragon) is an outstanding selection of Nettle that will light up your shady path between your stepping stones with both foliage and flowers.
Purple Dragon loves to grow and spread with abandon – and quickly! If you need a thrilling filler for either your flower beds or your container plantings, this is it.
The leaves are evergreen and beautiful to see. They are small and silver with a wide green edge. If all you ever had were the leaves, they would still shine in the shade because of their unique coloration.
Luckily for you, that’s not all you have! Purple Dragon sends up clusters of deep magenta-purple flowers, larger than any other Nettle – from spring to fall. They pair perfectly with white and yellows of daisies or the bright colors of coral bells.
Purple Dragon is so easy to grow. It tolerates dry shade better than most plants once it gets going. It loves to spread but is easy to keep in bounds with a little bit of trimming. It likes to get a good hard mow-down in late winter, too. It comes back beautifully in the spring to thrill you all year.
Try using this perennial as an edging in your woodland garden or as a filler on the shady north side of your house. It’ll look amazing and attract beneficial pollinators to your little slice of heaven.
If you have a spot that needs a good cover, you will be more than happy with Purple Dragon.
|Common name||Lamium Purple Dragon|
|Botanical name||Lamium Purple Dragon|
|Height||6 - 12 inches|
|Width||18 - 24 inches|
|Sunlight||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning time||Late Winter|