Family: Lamiaceae

Scientific Name: Lamium galeobdolon Herman's Pride

Common Name: Lamium' Hermans Pride'


'Herman's Pride' (Lamium galeobdolon)  is a non-invasive short plant with a narrow spread, silver-flecked foliage, and yellow flowers. Grows best in semi-shaded to shaded areas of the garden.

Plant TypePerennials Hardy, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone3-9
Sunlightprefers semi-shade
Moistureprefers moist, average
Soil & Siteaverage to humusy soils
Flowerssmall yellow, in early May borne in whorls at the axils of the leaves
LeavesThe best feature of this plant is the silver flecked leaves. This coloration will vary with the amount of light. In deep shade it will be less pronounced.
DimensionsLess than a foot tall by equal spread.
Cultivar OriginFound by Herman Dykhousen of Holland while traveling in Yugoslavia.
Misc FactsAKA: Herman’s Pride Archangel, Lamiastrum galeobdolon, Yellow Archangel, Herman's Pride False Lamium
Author's NotesI was first introduced to this plant at a Perennial Plant Association national convention in the early 1980s. I have been using this extremely hardy, showy plant ever since.
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage)
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