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Variegated Bishop's Goutweed

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'

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Variegated Bishop's Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata' foliage

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Variegated Bishop's Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  1a

Description:

Probably the most durable groundcover of them all; quite stunning, low-growing plant with white variegated foliage; incredibly invasive and will spread indefinitely if not restrained, best used in totally contained areas or around mature trees

Ornamental Features

Variegated Bishop's Goutweed's attractive compound leaves remain green in color with showy white variegation throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Variegated Bishop's Goutweed is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

Variegated Bishop's Goutweed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Variegated Bishop's Goutweed will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. 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.

 
 
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