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Lamium galeobdolon (Yellow archangel)

Lamium galeobdolon Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lamium galeobdolon LAY-mee-um gal-ee-OB-doe-lon Common Name: Yellow archangel Synonyms: Galeobdolon luteum, Lamiastrum galeobdolon Genus: Lamium
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 characteristics: Very invasive.
Care: Grow in moist but well-drained soil. Control spreading habit by digging out rhizomes.
Propagation: Divide in autumn or early spring.
Problems: Downy mildew, powdery mildew, leaf spot, slugs, and snails.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower;Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Summer
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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