DESCRIPTION:  Silver spotted leaves with yellow flowers in spring. Makes attractive ground cover or accents in containers.  BOTANICAL NAME: Lamiastrum variegatumOTHER NAMES: False LamiumGROUP/CLASS:AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cmAVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45-60 cmSUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun...
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DESCRIPTION Silver spotted leaves with yellow flowers in spring. Makes attractive ground cover or accents in containers. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Lamiastrum variegatum
OTHER NAMES: False Lamium
GROUP/CLASS:
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45-60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attractive Foliage

Ornamental Features

Variegatum Yellow Archangel features subtle spikes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. Its attractive serrated narrow leaves remain dark green in colour with showy silver variegation throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

Variegatum Yellow Archangel is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

Variegatum Yellow Archangel is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. 

Variegatum Yellow Archangel is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.

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