Lamiastrum 'Variegated' False Lamium
Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegata' (False Lamium) - An evergreen to semi-evergreen groundcover perennial that grows to almost a foot tall by 1-2 feet wide. The crenate margined, ovate leaves have a silvery-white variegation that blends diffusely into the green veins. The soft yellow blooms appear in April and May. Plant in part sun to full shade and for optimum performance give regular irrigation in rich well-drained soil. This plant can tolerate less optimum situations and still perform well including being tolerant of heat, dry soils, and alkalinity. False Lamium (or Yellow Archangel as it is also known) is a pretty versatile semi-evergreen groundcover for dry shade or as a trailing accent plant in a container. In colder climates, the foliage emerges in March and grows rapidly through spring and dies back gradually during winter. In mild climates, this plant often remains evergreen and some consider its rampant growth and ability to root at each node somewhat bothersome. Others note that it is easy to remove and that an annual mid-winter haircut with a weed whip or mower keeps the planting tidy and in check.