This outstanding, clump-forming Lamium has the virtues of a restrained metabolism and exceptional good looks, which include beautifully streaked foliage that appears almost metallic, and long spikes of tubular flowers in a pleasing butter yellow shade. The plants will grow in a variety of low-light conditions, and the foliage brightens as the light decreases. 'Hermann's Pride' is striking even when not in bloom.
Most of the 40-odd species in the genus Lamium are rampant-growing plants from Asia and Europe. All tolerate poor soils and a range of light conditions, most desirable traits in any plant. The few ornamental varieties have the great value of being lovely and understated ground covers that prosper in dry shade, which is perhaps the trickiest situation that gardeners face.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Average Customer Rating: (3 Reviews) Write a Review
garden girl from Glencoe, IL
I planted these in a bed with dry shade 3 years ago, and they come back better every year. I've unsuccessfully tried astilbe and spotted dead nettle in this bed. They bloom reliably, and the foliage is attractive before and after the bloom.
Gardener Sue from Milford, CT
This shade solution plant is very reliable and easy to care for. It multiplies and is easy to separate. Neither voles nor deer have eaten this plant in my garden. The flowers bloom in Mid to late May in CT. I highly recommend this plant to anyone seeking a lovely and easy to care for shade solution perenniel.
Latin Name Pronunciation: lay'mee-um
Plant in partial shade or shade. Lamium is not fussy about soil and tolerates dry shade in the North. Spreads rapidly but not invasively. Shear plants (lightly in the North and West, almost to the ground in the South) after the first wave of flowering to keep Lamium tidy and to encourage rebloom. Foliage is evergreen in mild-winter climates.