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Aegopodium p. Variegatum
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Aegopodium p. Variegatum

Weed smothering! Fast growing drought tolerant groundcover thrives in sand or clay & is ultra-hardy to Zone 3!
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ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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  • Fast growing, colorful Ground Cover for tough-to-grow sites
  • Thrives in both sand AND clay
  • Weed smothering ground cover for selected sites
  • Light: Sun-Part Shade-Shade, Mature Size: 6-14" x 18"
  • Ship Size: Jumbo 1 Quart Pots
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Aegopodium p. Variegatum Description

Aegopodium 'Variegatum' or Bishop's Weed is regarded as one of the fastest growing drought proof ground covers on the market today providing a quick fill in either sun or shade spot in the garden. This is a great plant for covering the ground fast with very beautiful foliage. Deer & Drought proof, it will smother weeds!

Beautiful in drifts, it should be surrounded by paving on all sides where it looks pretty, refreshing and under control. The paving must be solid, or goutweed will run along the cracks. It is also very beautiful surrounded by a gravel driveway. Below-ground edging barriers may be used to prevent its spread onto the lawn. With the extreme vigor of Aegopodium you will want to select an isolated site where the rootstock can be kept in check.

Pale green, carrot-scented leaves are attractively edged with ivory reaching 9" tall.  By summer, white flowers resemble Queen Anne's Lace bringing the height up to 14" tall.

Great companion for Hardy Ferns,Hydrangeas,Heuchera, & Hostas, Bishop's Weed is very adaptable and grows in anything from sandy loam to heavy clay; from full sun to dense shade, and tolerates compact soil and infertility.

Special Features:  Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Variegated

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'
  • Common Name:
    Bishop's Weed
  • Zone:
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun, Part Shade, Shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Clay,Normal, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Dry Average, Moist
  • Height x Width:
    6-14" X 18"
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
    Early Summer Summer-
  • Uses:
    Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control, Ground Cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Waterside, Woodland
  • Cannot Ship to:
    CT, MA, VT, AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Clay, Normal, Shade.

Light: Shade, Part Shade, Sun.

Water: Dry, Average, Moist.

Spacing:  12- 18 inches apart.

Fertilizing: Apply a slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote in spring.

Winterizing: No specific care needed.

Maintenance & Pruning: Remove old foliage in spring. Divide in either Spring or Fall. Very vigorous growing, can be mowed to control, or use weedkiller