Jade Frost Archangel*

Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Jade Frost'

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Jade Frost Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Jade Frost') at Creekside Home & Garden

Jade Frost Archangel

Jade Frost Archangel

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Jade Frost Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Jade Frost') at Creekside Home & Garden

Jade Frost Archangel foliage

Jade Frost Archangel foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  False Lamium


A fast spreading, bushy carpet of lovely green and silver leaves; small yellow flowers in mid spring; an aggressive spreader as stems root to the ground; an easy solution to dry shade areas; best in bright shade

Ornamental Features

Jade Frost Archangel features subtle spikes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early summer. Its attractive serrated oval leaves remain dark green in colour with showy silver variegation and tinges of grayish green throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Jade Frost Archangel is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jade Frost Archangel is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Jade Frost Archangel will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features