Lamium galeobdolon - Yellow Archangel
10 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Lamium is undemanding and easy to grow in partial to fully shaded locations. It prefers well-drained soil but will do fine in dry shade if you provide it with regular watering. It spreads quickly, self-seeding, and will rapidly create a groundcover wherever it is planted. Its brittle, fragile stems allow bulbs and other perennials to penetrate its foliage. Excellent cut flowers. Growing to a height of 30cm.
I have been growing this plant under my trees for over 12 years and have found it easy to manage. However, it needs to be noted that several places consider it an enviromental weed. If you wish to grow it, you need to ensure you dead head after flowering to keep it under control.
Seeds are sown as soon as the frost has finished. Lightly cover seeds with potting mix and keep moist. Plant out when the seedlings are around 10 cm in height.