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Plant Variety

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Purple Dragon Spotted Deadnettle (8 of 14)

Deer Resistant
Can be invasive
Prune after flowering; fertilize regularly during growing season
Plant in moist, organic but well-drained soil; tolerates a wide range of soils
Plant in partial to full shade
Height: 4-8 inches; Width: 18-36 inches, spreading
Hardy in USDA zones 3-8:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to avoid frost heaving; plant in partial shade; mulch
after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt; may suffer
frost damage unless mulched or covered by snow.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to avoid frost heaving; plant in partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to avoid frost heaving; plant in partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring.

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