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Lamium galeobdolon

 
Lamium galeobdolon
yellow archangel

Synonym(s) Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Common name yellow archangel
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z2-9)
Flowers yellow (late spring)
Size 12"
Light sun-part shade

After I'd been growing the cultivar Herman's Pride in the garden for many years, I picked up a pot of the plain species to put it to the test. I stuck it in a mostly shaded corner along the foundation, and watched it throw up lanky stems and somewhat expand its reach in the years that followed. It's not nearly as refined as Herman's Pride: its leaves have softer variegation and gentler serrations, and its habit is sprawly rather than tightly clumped. To be honest, I wasn't much impressed, until one year, in early spring, I noticed that the patch had finally come into its own, and started to act like the groundcover it was supposed to be. The variegation in mid-March was striking, and the dense growth was much more attractive than the more haphazard form of years past. The improved performance may be due to the extremely wet autumn we had, followed by the mildest winter on record. In any case, I hope it maintains its attractiveness through the full growth season from now on.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area:

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