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Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'

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‘Hermann’s Pride’ is small, but bold. Unlike the rampantly creeping variegated yellow lamium ( Lamium galeobdolon ‘Variegatum’), the lamium cultivar ‘Hermann’s Pride’ is a slow-growing, clump-forming treasure that grows like a small bush, beautiful in foliage (jagged, silvery, and green) and flower (brilliant yellow). Masses of flowers appear in late spring to early summer. While some may have trouble controlling this cultivar, it behaves meekly in harsh climates. -Sue Whetten, Regional Picks: Rocky Mountains, Fine Gardening issue #127

Noteworthy CharacteristicsA less aggressive alternative to Lamium galeobdolon 'Variegatum'.

Care Grow in moist but well-drained soil. Do not over-water.

Propagation By division or stem-cuttings.

ProblemsDowny mildew, powdery mildew, leaf spot, slugs, and snails. 

  • Genus : Lamium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers, Shade
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Silver/Grey
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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