Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost

Orchid Frost Deadnettle

Lamium maculatum ‘Orchid Frost’ (Orchid Frost Deadnettle) is showy, repeat blooming groundcover for shady areas with large orchid-pink flowers and frosty variegated foliage.
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Containers
Groundcover
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC014610

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. Lamium maculatum ‘Orchid Frost’ (Orchid Frost Deadnettle) is showy, repeat blooming groundcover for shady areas. Large orchid-pink flowers cover the frosty variegated foliage in early summer and reappear in fall. The silver and green foliage brings light to shaded parts of the garden and is excellent in the foreground of other taller, shade-loving perennials. Good for Firescaping (Cutting propagated.)
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SKU
HC014610
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Orchid Frost Deadnettle
Botanical Name
Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Containers, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Lamium (Dead-nettle)

Lamium is a vigorous spreading groundcover, native to the Old World.

Preferred growing conditions

  • Dead-nettle thrives in a wide range of soils including clay. Plant them in partial to full  shade.
  • Mulch is not needed. Being a vigorous growing groundcover, they are self-mulching.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plants. In arid western climates regular irrigation is needed in hot weather. In moister climates, additional watering is not needed.
  • Deadhead the plants after blooming to keep the plants looking tidy. But they generally will not come back into bloom.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

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