Lamiastrum galeobdolon

Scientific name: Lamiastrum galeobdolon

Synonym: Galeobdolon luteum , Lamium galeobdolon , Lamium luteum


Common names: “Yellow archangel” “Yellow deadnettle” “Weasel’s snout”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial, groundcover


Zone: 4-8

Light: Part shade – full shade, fewer flowers in deeper shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Any – average soil

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: H 24″ W spreading groundcover

Leaf and Stem shape: Toothed leaves in pairs on square stems

Flower: Yellow lipped and hooded flowers borne in whorls in the leaf axils, early summer

Maintenance: High, gets into lawns, overwhelms smaller plants

Landscape use: Meadow, forest groundcover, wildlife garden, container

Propagate: By division, spreads by stolons

Pests & Disease: Trouble free

Comments: Native to Europe, invasive spreader here, do not plant this you’ll never stop digging it out

Cultivar: L. maculatum : “Spotted deadnettle” less aggressive, white to red-purple flowers 8″H 3’W


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