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Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lamium (LAY-mee-um) (Info)
Species: maculatum (mak-yuh-LAH-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Dragon
Additional cultivar information: (PP15890)
Hybridized by Vansanden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Variegated
Silver/Gray

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Oberon46 On Feb 1, 2010, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted this the fall of 2008. It survived (always a plus in Alaska) the winter, and became very healthy and filled in nicely. It is in full sun in front of a bed. I gave it a 'haircut' about mid-summer (July for us) and it put out more blooms. Will probably have to split it up this summer 2010. Plants for free!! Yeah.

Positive dlyn On Sep 11, 2005, dlyn from Berkshire, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

In my opinion, the prettiest of the lamiums. I have several others and this one is my favorite. It has the biggest leaves and flowers and spreads very nicely. After the first bloom period passes in late spring, cut it back and it will put out fresh growth and rebloom. If you don't cut them back [any lamium] they get very tattered and nasty looking. Great groundcover and/or specimen plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska
Redwood City, California
San Leandro, California
Norwich, Connecticut
Algonquin, Illinois
Atkinson, New Hampshire
Berkshire, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Claremore, Oklahoma
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lexington, Virginia



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