I One of the popular questions I get online is ‘What Plant Do You Regret putting in your landscape?’. Today I am going to share with you the Variegatum Yellow Archangel plant.
Variegatum Yellow Archangel
The foliage on this plant is simply amazing. I love how quick it grows in containers trailing over 2 feet quickly. Little did I know when I first brought it home years ago from the local garden center I would have it all over my landscape. I wish someone would have let me know that this plant is invasive.
About the Variegatum Yellow Archangel
No surprise that it is a member of the mint family. This is also in the Lamiaceae or Labiatae family. It is one of those plants that must stay in a contained space. Woods and shady hedgerows, usually on heavier soils. This plant was in a container planting I brought home in 2005 and I am still pulling it out of the landscape today. The dropping vine can actually take root in a loamy soil.
As pictured above the flowers on this is actually really pretty. The cluster over near that giant rock photo I shared on this page I control by weed trimming it later in the season when it gets ‘ratty’ looking from the heat. The plant comes back to fade in the heavy frost. It is a perennial in my hardiness zone 5b.
After researching the Variegatum Yellow Archangel I see the flower and leaves are edible.
What Do I Really Think
I would recommend this for anyone to use in a container planted with their favorite annual. When the season is over you will want to either take the plant indoors to cut back and save to use next year or discard it. I wouldn’t recommend putting it in a compost because the cool soil will only make the plant grow. It is a pretty plant!
I would love to hear from you and if you have Variegatum Yellow Archangel. Be sure to comment on this post and tell me what you think of the plant. Be sure to reach out to me on social media @brenhaas when sharing this post.
Happy Gardening – or archangel pulling,