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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegata'
 
Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegata' - False Lamium

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lamiastrum gal. 'Variegata'.