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Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'/Bishop's Weed

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum' / Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'
Quicklly grows to form a dense ground cover
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Quicklly grows to form a dense ground cover

Drought and bright sunlight will cause leaf scorch

If scorch occurs in summer, shear the plants, keep moist and they will send out new growth

Compound leaves die back in autumn without any color change

Growing in shade under large tree

Variegation in some selections whiter than others

A closer view of whiter variegation

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Scientific Name: Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'
Common Name: Bishop's Weed
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Ground covers
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This fast growing species can quickly cover an area as a ground cover. However,its quick growth causes it to be considered an invasive weed by some gardeners. A somewhat popular perennial in the Upper South.