Bishop's weed - Plant
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 wonâ€™t mind some morning sun.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||13 to 18 degrees||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bishop's weed
- Bishopâ€™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 isnâ€™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
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