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Yellow archangel

Lamium galeobdolon

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Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'

This rhizomatous perennial has erect or creeping stems and silvery leaves. In summer, it produces spikes of yellow flowers spotted with brown. A less invasive cultivar is 'Hermann's Pride'.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsVery invasive.

CareGrow in moist but well-drained soil. Control spreading habit by digging out rhizomes.

PropagationDivide in autumn or early spring.

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

  • Genus : Lamium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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