Red Deadnettle | Lamium purpureum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Transform your garden with the enchanting Red Deadnettle, a vibrant wildflower boasting striking reddish-purple leaves and delicate tubular flowers. Known for its adaptability, this resilient plant thrives in various environments, from garden borders to roadside verges. Watch as bees and butterflies flock to its nectar-rich blooms, creating a haven for pollinators. With easy maintenance and minimal care requirements, Red Deadnettle is the perfect choice for both seasoned and budding gardeners. Enhance your outdoor space with this charming wildflower, adding a touch of natural beauty and supporting local biodiversity. Explore the simplicity and elegance of Red Deadnettle – a delightful addition to any garden or green space.


Botanical Information: Red Deadnettle

Red Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) is a charming wildflower with distinctive reddish-purple leaves and tubular flowers. Belonging to the mint family, it boasts square stems and toothed leaves, creating an eye-catching display in your garden.


This resilient wildflower thrives in a variety of habitats, from gardens to wastelands. Red Deadnettle is often found in disturbed areas, including roadside verges and the edges of fields. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shade, making it adaptable to different environments.

Benefits to Wildlife

This species is a haven for pollinators. Bees and butterflies are drawn to its nectar-rich flowers, contributing to the vital task of pollination. By planting this species, you’re creating a welcoming space for these essential insects, supporting biodiversity in your local ecosystem.

Conservation Status in the UK

This wildflower is abundant and not currently of concern in terms of conservation. Its adaptability and widespread presence contribute to its stable status in the UK. It’s is a resilient species that plays a role in maintaining a healthy and balanced environment.

Ease of Growing

Perfect for both seasoned and budding gardeners, Red Deadnettle is exceptionally easy to grow. Its adaptability allows it to thrive in various conditions, and it requires minimal maintenance. Whether you have a spacious garden or a small balcony, this wildflower adds a touch of natural beauty without demanding excessive attention.

Cultivating Red Deadnettle:

  1. Location: Choose a spot with partial shade for optimal growth.
  2. Soil: Red Deadnettle is not fussy about soil type but prefers well-drained soil.
  3. Watering: While it can tolerate drought, regular watering encourages robust growth.
  4. Companion Planting: Consider planting it alongside other pollinator-friendly plants for a vibrant and lively garden.

Incorporating Red Deadnettle into your outdoor space not only enhances its visual appeal but also contributes to the well-being of local wildlife. This resilient wildflower, with its striking appearance and ease of cultivation, is a delightful addition to any garden, fostering a connection between nature and your home.

More Information

The Wildflower Trusts

Wildflowers of Ireland

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