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Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lamium (LAY-mee-um) (Info)
Species: galeobdolon (gay-lee-OB-doh-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Hermann's Pride

Synonym:Galeobdolon luteum
Synonym:Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Synonym:Lamium luteum

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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9 positives
1 neutral
4 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive docmoo On Jul 23, 2012, docmoo from lebanon, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

After reading all the negative comments from the Pacific NW, I felt the need to comment on my experience with 'Hermann's Pride" Lamium here in Zone 5. This little beauty has been a polite showcase in now 3 of my full sun perennial beds for 13 years. It forms wonderful variegated mounds topped with spikes of yellow flowers much earlier than most, which is a boon to hungry bumble bees!

Negative 3catladybird On Jul 17, 2012, 3catladybird from Lilburn, GA wrote:

Visitors often admire this groundcover with its variegated foliage and yellow upright blooms. However, I have found it very invasive and it's hard to get rid of when it spreads where you don't want it. It crowds out more desirable plants. I'm a fan of native plants so I'm sorry I ever planted Lamium.

Positive Gabrielle On Jul 14, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A good shade plant with interesting foliage for dry areas. Not as invasive as some forms of Lamium. In fact, in my experience, it stays in a nice clump. Blooms in May-June in my garden.

Positive Clary On Jul 7, 2011, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Hermann's Pride cultivar, like many hybrids, is not as hardy and thus not as invasive as the wild parent, common 'yellow archangel.'

This plant has very beautiful highly variegated foliage and a surprisingly large, clear yellow flower. This variety is more upright than trailing. The best qualities of this cultivar - the variegation and upright habit - are obtained with heat and sun, very unusual for a lamium. Good for streetscaping.

Negative tjeturtle On Apr 27, 2011, tjeturtle from Snohomish, WA wrote:

This plant is my nemesis. I have been hand pulling for 2 years as it is crawling all over my other plants and killing them. I have lost a couple of beautiful azaleas. I have only removed it from 2 small areas and have no idea how I am going to get rid of the 1/2 acre of it moving into the forest. I may just have to keep it to the back of our property. That means I will have to deal with it for the rest of my life to keep it out of the front portion of my property. The previous owner was a landscaper and planted it. It may be beautiful, but it is not worth it. I constantly have to watch for new shoots where I have pulled it and I hear that chemicals don't even stop it. AAUUGGHH!

Negative seattleboo On Jun 21, 2010, seattleboo from Seattle, WA wrote:

This is a new problem invasive in Western Washington. It readily "escapes" gardens are grows unfettered, rooting in from stem fragments and it also self-seeds. I expect that this will become a more problematic invastive in the years ahead around here. It develops very dense root bundles as it spreads, can tolerate deep shade and dry conditions--a combination very few plants can manage. I have seen this plant spread in large swaths in forested areas where it can undergrow the likes of salal (Gaultheria shallon) without problem. It can clearly out compete native plants here and offers nothing for indigenous wildlife. It is suseptible to chemical control. Manual removal is challenging given the need for complete eradication and the dense roots. I have also used thermal control in open areas--one wears this plant down rather than wipes it out. I would be EXTREMELY careful about introducing this plant into a garden, especially in a temperate climate. There are to many great plants to mess with risks like this one.

Negative hpj10 On Apr 19, 2010, hpj10 from Charles Town, WV wrote:

It is a truly beautiful plant, but I understand that it is an aggressive invasive and easily escaped into the wild. On a recent hike to Scott's Run park near Washington, D.C., my husband and I observed it covering the understory of this beautiful hardwood forest. While it was quite pretty, it was displacing the native blue cohosh, cutleaf toothwort, spring beauties, maiden-hair ferns, and many others. As fellow plant lovers, I'm sure you'd hate to see this plant take over your forests as well. I think that Washington state or some counties there have placed Lamiastrum on their noxious plant lists. Please don't encourage widespread landscape use of this plant. All non-native species should be carefully investigated for invasive potential before placing them on such a website. Thank you for your consideration and conservation of our natural heritage.

Positive swmbo64 On May 11, 2009, swmbo64 from Franklin, WI wrote:

Zone 4a. Morning & late afternoon sun. Mostly shade middle of the day. Foliage is striking, especially with purple type coral bells. Unusual flowers. Have heard it can be invasive but I have not found this to be so yet (only 2nd season).

Positive mbhoakct76 On May 11, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:

makes a great shade plant. when in sun the whitish tint seems to fade from the leaves but in a shady area it has nice foliage. very hardy in zone 5.

Neutral mathsinger On Apr 29, 2008, mathsinger from Maryland Heights, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I haven't grown this plant, but I noticed this morning that it listed as a noxious weed in Washington State.

Positive Chickadee12 On Jan 19, 2008, Chickadee12 from Brookfield, CT (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this plant almost as much as the bumble-bees do! I think it was the very first plant in my garden. It looks very nice next to my lupine plants (the ones with purple and yellow bi-colored flowers; I forget the cultivar). I almost never have to water it. Pest free and always looks good, even when not in flower. I'd recommend this plant to anyone.

Positive kooger On Jun 13, 2004, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice clump, over wintered well, and looks nice. Not as much silver on the leaves as last year, perhaps it's because of not a lot of sun, had lots of rain lately. Growing in Zone 4b, morning sun only.

Positive RubyStar On Jun 17, 2003, RubyStar from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Unlike the regular Yellow Archangel, 'Hermann's Pride' is clump-forming rather than spreading or trailing. Wonderful bold variegation on sharply pointed leaves and nice yellow flowers in mid spring. Nice contrast, nice form, and handles even dry shade with grace.

Positive Weezingreens On Aug 8, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

I purchased my Hermann's Pride from a local nursery about three years ago, and it winters over faithfully every year. It's a wonderful bit of contrast to the other foliage in my bed, and they yellow blooms are quite unusual.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lac Du Bonnet,
Huntsville, Alabama
Santa Ana, California
Fort Collins, Colorado
Brookfield, Connecticut
East Canaan, Connecticut
Winsted, Connecticut
Lilburn, Georgia
Inwood, Iowa
South China, Maine
Pikesville, Maryland
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Beverly, Massachusetts
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Westford, Massachusetts
Owosso, Michigan
Trenton, Michigan
Lake George, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)
Holts Summit, Missouri
Lebanon, Missouri
Butte, Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska
North Walpole, New Hampshire
New Hyde Park, New York
Penn Yan, New York
Port Washington, New York
Salt Point, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Grove City, Ohio
Tallmadge, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Summerville, South Carolina
Salt Lake City, Utah
Cathcart, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Appleton, Wisconsin
Franklin, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin

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