Lamium 'Hermann's Pride' Description
Have you been looking for a durable, shade tolerant groundcover that's a little different than the rest? Try 'Hermann's Pride' lamium! Also known as archangel, deadnettle, and lamiastrum, this super-tough plant has stacked leaves spotted with metallic silver and spikes of bright yellow flowers. It's a very unique combination of colors that brightens up any dull, troublesome area in the landscape, thanks to the sparkling silver spots.
Though it looks delicate, it is deer resistant, unbothered by pests and diseases, and thrives in dry shade.
Yellow flowers emerge in early spring atop stems of silver & green leaves. Blooms remain colorful for up to 2 months.
Use on its own as a groundcover, or underplant around a tree. In the perennial garden, it pairs nicely with ferns, hostas, and heuchera.
Special features: Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Mildew resistant, Multi-seasonal interest, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Variegated
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- Botanical name:
Lamium galeobdolan 'Hermann's Pride' (formerly known as Lamiastrum galeobdolan)
- Common name:
Dead nettle, archangel, lamiastrum, spotted nettle
- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
- Sun exposure:
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
any average soil will do
- Soil moisture:
Dry to average
- Height x width:
12" x 14"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
Silver and green
- Bloom season:
Accent, Container gardening, Groundcover, Underplanting trees, Cottage gardening, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: 13,047
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Soil: Not finicky about soil. Grows well in dry conditions, but flowers and spreads more vigorously if it gets some moisture.
Light: Part shade to full shade. Foliage may depreciate considerably in hot summer weather, and may scorch if grown in too much sun. Although plants tolerate light morning sun, they need afternoon shade.
Water: Medium - tolerates quite dry conditions once established, though it may start to look poorly in very hot, dry conditions.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: No special requirements. Apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired
Winterizing: Dies back in winter. Remove damaged or dead foliage in early spring to make way for fresh spring growth.
Maintenance & pruning: Evergreen in mild winter regions. Divide plants in fall if they become too crowded.
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