Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'
|Herman's Pride |
'Herman's Pride' is a marvellous mound of intricately white-marked narrow serrated leaves, with yellow flowers in the middle of spring. It's still sitting, pretty as can be, in the same spot where we put it five years ago. We more recently acquired a plant of the plain species, which looks quite different from 'Herman's Pride': not as sharply serrated, with a softer variegation. It's also a more vigorous plant, suitable as a groundcover.
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Note: I renamed this one from Lamiastrum, after taxonomists decided it belongs in the bigger Lamium genus.
|Still attractive when bloom is done. |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Helen||Jul 03, 2009||Re: Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride' Thank you for the lovely pictures and accompanying information. My daughter-in-law and I sometimes wonder (and disagree) about the pronunciation of the names of plants. I can't find Lamium galeobdolon in a dictionary and would really like to know how to pronounce these words. Thanks for your help.|
I'm afraid I'm a poor resource when it comes to pronouncing botanical latin English-style. I draw from my own education in classical Latin, received in a Dutch high school - so my delivery is often quite different from the one in common use in the English-speaking gardening world. For what it's worth, I pronounce this one "LAH-me-um gah-lay-OB-dough-lon", but I figure that's all wrong!
|Mary||Oct 13, 2009||I have Herman's Pride in my shade garden. Do I cut it back in the fall, we live in Manitoba. Thank you|
You can certainly cut it down after its foliage is damaged by freezing weather. At that point, the plant won't care either way.
|Nandan Kalbag, India||Jan 20, 2010||Thank you for strikingly beautiful photos|
|veronica utter 2010 April||Apr 23, 2010||I have this lovely plant for many years. I found it in Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials (fabulous book). Their pronunciation is lay-me-AS-trum gay-lee-OB-doe-lon. I think you were pretty close there.
Just found your site tonight and I am loosing sleep over it. Fabulous. |
|Wilfrid||Jun 02, 2010||I really, really want to propagate some Yellow Archangel (Lamium galeobdolon) next year because it is such a potent medicinal plant and I've never come across it in my walks through the woods. Sometimes it's listed as hardy from zones 4 - 9. Does anyone know if it'll grow in the Ottawa, Ontario area (hardiness zones 2 - 3)?|
|Ruth||Feb 21, 2011||Beautiful pictures; helpful info. Thanks!|
|Dennis||May 18, 2011||Two words - ROUND UP - This plant is horrible. At least in South West BC. It is very invasive. People have brought them to various parks around the lower mainland and the Lamium has over crowded the native salal and oregon plum and oyher native ground cover. It grows everywhere all year. My neighbor has it in her yard and I am constantly pulling it out. It should be banned.|
Hmm, and here I wish it were just a bit more vigorous in my garden. Goes to show it's all about location...
|Aleta||Jun 02, 2011||Thank you for your photo, I've have been wondering what the name of this lovely plant is, I have it by my flower bed wall and it does so well. It looks beautiful right now! Stays neatly where I planted it- I'm in New Hampshire- zone 4-5.|
|Shelley||Jun 05, 2011||I have this wonderful plant on the north side of my garage. Zone 2a. It comes back every year in a neat mound. Very pretty ! |
|Karen||Jul 27, 2011||I love this plant. It is a survivor. I had some vine similar to this in looks and I hated it. It spread everywhere very quickly. This plant stays in place like a small bush and can take a lot of shade. Zone 4, Iowa|
|Wendy Vine||May 24, 2012||This plant grows well in southwest BC. It does well in planters and is completely deer-proof.|
|Todd||Apr 19, 2013||While other types of lamium are indeed very aggressive, Hermann's Pride is well behaved. I have two in a shaded woodland setting (near Seattle/zone 7) that have been growing for several years. They form a low mound (less than 12" high and about 15" diameter) of beautiful foliage every year. Cutting them back in late winter/early spring works well.|
|Alfreada. May 20, 2015||Apr 20, 2015||I'm from Manitoba zone 3. grow Herman's pride under an apple tree in deep shade Awsemom in pots and in hanging baskets as a filler. Winters well. Fabulous.|
|Dewey||Jul 07, 2019||Herman's Pride grows well here in Minnesota. I cut it down every fall before winter. I have had some that borders a garden of other plants for over 15 years but a recent winter with heavy deep frost (5 feet down) killed off about half of it. Hence I am here on this website learning more about it. I will have to re-plant the half that did not come back up this spring. In this climate it appears to be "well-behaved" also. Great website.|
|Gail||May 27, 2021||This is a great variety of Latium!,! Unlike other lamiums, also known as spotted dead nettle, this plant is very well behaved and does not spread and literally choke out other desirable planstsbin your garden. I rue the day I planted the perimeter of a garden bed with Anne Greenwat lamium. It has spread to adjacent beds and in general, is just a nuisance. Not so for Hermanâ€™s Pride though. I have a neat and tidy border in another bed of Hermanâ€™s Pride tha comes back reliable in my zone 5 garden and flowers beautifully for about 2 to 3 weeks in May-June. Itâ€™s had to find though at garden centers which is a shame. No shortage of the other lamiums which have been declared invasive and rightfully so. |
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