Lamiastrum Herman’s Pride

Lamiastrum  lay-me-AS-trum

Herman’s Pride:  Herman’s Pride Variegated Yellow Archangel is one of our best Old World groundcovers for shade and semi-shade. Herman’s Pride features short spikes of bright yellow flower are held over variegated silver and green foliage. Blooms in late spring. A good selection for a tough spot. Combines well with Dicentra, Hosta and Ferns.

Part to Full Shade

Height: 8-10″/Spread: 8-10″

Late Spring – Early Summer

Size Available: 1801

 

Description

Lamiastrum  lay-me-AS-trum

Yellow archangel is the common name of Lamiastrum galeobolon, an herbaceous perennial plant used as a low-growing ornamental. Lamiastrum means “resembling Lamium“, referring to the similar-looking deadnettles that are also grown as ornamental ground covers. This species was once classified as Lamium galeobdolon; that name and the synonym Galeobdolon luteum are still occasionally misused in the nursery trade. This Eurasian native in the mint family (Lamiaceae) is hardy in zones 4-9. The elliptical to triangular leaves have coarsely toothed edges, an acute tip and are covered with fine hairs. They are medium to dark green but cultivated forms are variegated with silver markings. The opposite leaves are borne on square stems (typical of the mint family). Plants are semi-evergreen, retaining their leaves through mild winters but dying back to the ground in cold climates in the winter and re-emerging in early spring. Plants grow up to a foot tall as a procumbent mat. This creeping plant spreads by rooting at nodes, from stem and root fragments, and by seed.