Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’

Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’


Common names: “Goutweed” “Bishops weed”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial , weedy


Zone: 4-9

Light: Deep shade – full sun, best in more shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Any

Moisture: Average , handles drought


Plant Size: H 10-24″ W ∞

Leaf and Stem shape: Extensive mat of white-margined leaves

Flower: Rather insignificant white flowers in early summer

Maintenance: Low-high, if attempting to remove this every piece must be taken away or it will return, keep in a pot or contained bed if necessary

Landscape use: Banks and slopes, groundcover, container

Propagate: By rhizomes and seed

Pests & Disease: Leaf blight but not in Victoria

*Deer resistant

Comments: Don’t plant this, invasive rhizomes will quickly spread unless contained, common name suggests it may have been used for medicine


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