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Lamium galeobdelum

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Lamium galeobdelum - Cultivation Notes

This tough herbaceous plant will flourish on any garden soil avoiding very dry or waterlogged soils. Plant in full sun or dappled shade ideally under existing planting as ground cover or bed edging plant. Trim after flowering and expect spreading by layering. Useful for shaded / woodland planting.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Lamium galeobdelum:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Lamium galeobdelum

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Lamium galeobdelum:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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