Lami Mega Purple, also known as Dead Nettle, Lamium Maculatum, and Creeping Lamium, is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. Danziger developed this cultivar for its excellent branching and early prolific flowering. This plant has a spreading habit of 6-8" tall and 12-24" wide, with abundant purple flowers on silver-green foliage from spring through summer. Perennial in zone 3-9, Lamium is fast-growing and flourishes in full or partial shade with regular water. This plant is well-suited to use as a groundcover beneath trees and shrubs and flourishes in shady mixed landscape borders and containers. Grow alongside Lamium Red Nancy for attractive color contrast.
Lami Mega Purple Selling Tips
Sell Lami Mega Purple to customers looking for an attractive groundcover for a shady location or a unique plant to add to a mixed container or hanging basket. Customers love Lamium's long bloom season, abundant flowers, silver and green foliage, and fast-growing spreading habit. This plant flourishes in full or partial shade with little more than regular water and pruning. Use this plant as a groundcover in shady locations around trees and bushes to keep weeds down and add an element of texture and color. Create an attractive, peaceful landscape by pairing this plant with Heuchera, Astilbe, Hosta, Pulmonaria, and Pachysandra.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 10-16" apart in well-drained soil in full or partial shade.
2. Water regularly, not allowing the soil to be soggy or dry out.
3. Prune plants as desired to control their shape and spread.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Lami Mega Purple, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.2, average daily temperatures of 65-68, and light feed (100-150 ppm N). Use a Daminozide spray to control growth if needed. Watch for aphids, slugs, leaf spots, and crown rot.
Purple flowers bloom from spring through summer.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration to the base of each plant.
Spray B-Nine at 5,000 ppm if needed.
You may see aphids and slugs.
This plant isn't prone to disease but leaf spots and crown rot can develop in overly wet conditions. Water at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry between watering and preventing foliage from getting wet. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans. Space containers so sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each plant.
Planting Lami Mega Purple Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and center the ellepot in the container. The top of the ellepot should be even with the potting media to help prevent crown rot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Lamium Lami Mega Purple Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||8-10 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer|
|Light||Bright Indirect/Filtered, Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 3-9|