Dead Nettle, Yellow Archangel
Native from Europe to western Asia, these clumping or trailing perennials are vigorous growers with opposite pairs of tooth-edged, typically heart-shaped leaves, often marked with silver or white. Clustered flowers come in pink, white, or yellow. Evergreen in mild-winter climates.Lamium galeobdolon
This trailing plant with roundish or heart-shaped leaves blooms in late spring, bearing yellow flowers (not showy). ‘Hermann’s Pride’ is a clump former to 2 ft. tall and wide, with sharply tapered leaves that are evenly and symmetrically marked with white spots and streaks. L. g. montanum ‘Florentinum’ (L. g. ‘Variegatum’) has trailing stems that root as they spread. Dull medium to dark green leaves are edged in green and marbled with silvery gray in the center. Attractive plant in hanging baskets, where it will trail to 2–3 ft., or as a groundcover (it can be invasive but is easily curbed). Considered a noxious weed in the Seattle area.
Native to Japan, China, and Korea. Twines to 15–30 ft. Grows fast in mild regions, more slowly w...
Native to southern Europe and the Caucasus. Compact, leafy, aggressive, spreading by volunteer seedlin...
From the Pyrenees. Forms wide, 8–12-in.-tall mats composed of 1–1 1/2-in., soft gray-green...