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Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'

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Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost') at Tagawa Gardens

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle flowers

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle flowers

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Deadnettle, Creeping Lamium

Description:

This variety has beautiful oval, bluish green foliage that is edged in silver; short spiked pale pink flowers bloom from May through July and make it a wonderful ground cover; vigourous and fast growing, spread may need to be controlled

Ornamental Features

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle has masses of beautiful spikes of shell pink flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive oval leaves remain bluish-green in color with distinctive silver edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade  Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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