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Bishop's weed - Plant

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This plant is commonly called Bishop's weed in reference to the purported resemblance of the leaflet shape to that of a bishop's miter.

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Description for Bishop's weed

Aegopodium podagraria, commonly called goutweed (in its variegarted form) is one of the most popular ground covers for quickly covering large areas. Will rapidly form a continuous mound of attractive foliage typically growing to 8" tall with an indefinite spread.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Aegopodium podagraria Variegatum , bishop's weed white and insignificant May to June 0.50 to 1.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

Snow on the mountain plant is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 9.
Growing Aegopodium is easy in the right location.
It tolerates almost any soil as long as it is well-drained, and needs full or partial shade.
Shade is particularly important in areas with hot summers.
In locations with mild summer temperatures, snow on the mountain ground cover won’t mind some morning sun.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade well-drained soil Dry to medium 13 to 18 degrees Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Bishop's weed

  • Bishop’s weed requires very little care. The plants grow best if watered during dry spells.
  • In late spring or early summer, the plants produce small, white flowers.
  • Many growers think the flowers detract from the attractive foliage and pick them off as they appear, but removing the flowers isn’t necessary to keep the plants healthy.

Typical uses of Bishop's weed

Special features: Best in a pure, contained planting where it can be allowed to grow and spread solely as a ground cover.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

Medicinal use: Ayurvedic

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b170
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-on-the-mountain/snow-on-the-mountain-plant.htm

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