Golden Angel Japanese Shrub Mint

Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Golden Angel'

This stunning native shrub mint brightens the garden with bold and vibrant golden foliage on a sturdy, hardy clumping form. Soft yellow flower spikes appear in the fall when most perennials are fading. Ideally sited in a shaded border or woodland garden, where its remarkable color will shine. Highly tolerant of heat and humidity.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat

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Average Size at MaturityGrows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide.
Bloom TimeYellow flowers, late summer to fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat

Provide well drained soil with a moderate amount of organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control slugs and snails as needed. Cut back to the ground in winter before new growth resumes.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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