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Products > Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegata'
Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegata' - False Lamium

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Eurasia
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegata' (False Lamium) - An evergreen to semi-evergreen groundcover perennial that grows to almost a foot tall by 1-2 feet wide. The crenate margined, ovate leaves have a silvery-white variegation that blends diffusely into the green veins. The soft yellow blooms appear in April and May. Plant in part sun to full shade and for optimum performance give regular irrigation in rich well-drained soil. This plant can tolerate less optimum situations and still perform well including being tolerant of heat, dry soils, and alkalinity. False Lamium (or Yellow Archangel as it is also known) is a pretty versatile semi-evergreen groundcover for dry shade or as a trailing accent plant in a container. In colder climates, the foliage emerges in March and grows rapidly through spring and dies back gradually during winter. In mild climates, this plant often remains evergreen and some consider its rampant growth and ability to root at each node somewhat bothersome. Others note that it is easy to remove and that an annual mid-winter haircut with a weed whip or mower keeps the planting tidy and in check. We don't have good information on how this plant will perform in southern California gardens but we think it should do well as long as it is given shade and occasional irrigation.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Lamiastrum gal. 'Variegata'.