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Aegopodium podagraria Variegatum

Snow on the Mountain (Goutweed)

A ground cover with variegated leaves of green with silver margins. Dislikes the hot sun, but will tolerate dry soil conditions, and can be invasive. Cut back in the summer to promote new growth.

  • »  Other common names; bishop's weed, goat's foot
  • »  Variegated white and green foliage with white flowers
  • »  A fast-growing ground cover in most soil conditions
  • »  The foliage brightens up shady areas
  • »  Great container plant
  • »  Bloom Time: Summer

9cm Potted
  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:20-30 cm
  • Spread:75-125 cm
  • Bloom Color: White
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Lt. Spr-Sum
Foliage Color
Landscape uses
Ground cover
Woodland/woods edge
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'

Extremely invasive.

Grow Me Instead suggests native substitutes such as Aster macrophyllus or Solidago flexicaulis 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'

Pro: Aegopodium grows in sites where nothing else seems to  succeed. Con: Aegopodium seems to succeed in sites even if you don't want it. This ground cover offers a quick solution for light shade to shady areas and is especially effective at stabilizing slopes, but beware, it is difficult to eradicate once established. Flowers can be removed to prevent seeding and keeping the patch neat and tidy. Remove all reverted foliage.