Yellow archangel

Lamium galeobdolon

Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)
LAY-mee-um gal-ee-OB-doe-lon
Synonyms:  Galeobdolon luteum
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.

Overview

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
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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