Lamium galeobdolon (Yellow Archangel)

Lamium galeobdolon

Yellow archangel

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lamium galeobdolon
  • Common name: Yellow archangel
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Yellow archangel, Lamium galeobdolon, is a vigorous perennial native to Europe and western parts of Asia. In the UK it can be found carpeting woodland floors and amongst hedgerows, the golden-yellow flowers coming into bloom as the bluebells come to an end.

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Spreading by means of underground rhizomes, it can soon form dense colonies that are great for providing ground cover in shade. Pollinating bees are attracted to the flowers, too.

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For best results, grow Lamium galeobdolon for ground cover in partial shade as part of a woodland or wild garden in moist, well-drained soil.

How to grow Lamium galeobdolon

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Lamium galeobdolon and wildlife

Lamium galeobdolon is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Lamium galeobdolon poisonous?

Lamium galeobdolon can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to People