Bishops Weed Plant (Aegopodium podagraria)
Bishop's weed plant, Aegopodium podagraria, is an excellent groundcover plant and herbaceous perennial known by many names.
Common Names of Aegopodium podagraria
This herb plant grows prolifically across the United States, but you might better recognize it by another nickname:
- ● Ground elder
- ● Goutweed
- ● Gout wort
- ● Snow in the mountain
- ● English masterwort
- ● Wild masterwort
Bishop’s Weed Is a Versatile Ground Cover or a Climber
This creeping perennial is part of the carrot family. It grows a foot and a half to three feet tall and displays compound, toothed leaves. The margins of the leaves feature a pleasing creamy-colored edge that makes for lovely color contrast. The thin stalks are a glossy green.
The blossoms of bishop's weed are an ethereal white to a whisper of green. They bloom from the late spring into early summertime. The flowers are dainty and form in eye-catching umbrella-shaped clusters. Many bees and butterflies will visit your garden as they find the fragrant white flowers irresistible.
The two- to three-foot overall height makes bishop's weed plant an excellent choice in the "middle row" of a border--with lower plants in the front and taller behind it, you will put on an elaborate show.
Aegopodium podagraria came to North America from the northern parts of Eurasia. You will see the best results if you grow it in shady to partially shaded areas. It does not prefer a full-sun location.
This plant has vigorous growth, making it useful as a ground cover plant in a shade garden. Bishop's weed plants' spread occurs through the root system. New off-shoots prosper in the darkness under the soil, and new plants emerge rapidly. It might work best in a container if you love the look of the plant but do not want it as a ground cover.
The solid and fast-growing roots of bishop's weed provide two unexpected benefits. First, the root growth disrupts the soil, helping the garden avoid soil compaction that otherwise depletes the earth of nutrition and water. Secondly, it covers bare patches quickly to help minimize erosion.
Bishop's Weed Plant is available online at TN Nursery Today
We invite you to order your bishop's weed from TN Nursery today--you will enjoy the angelic white flowers soon.
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This spectacular design of its leaves gives out a simple attraction to gardeners like me. I can make accents of this with other shrubs.
the plant is Very healthy and in very great condition. Very happy with the purchase
Plants are Very healthy. I Love that it is well packaged
I so love this perennial plant. Even in winter time i got the chance to go around and check on this lovely sight. I keep ordering this selection at TN nursery and yes I got it right away as expected. Thank you so much
This flowering plant creates a lushy and inspiring surrounding in my garden. I had this for so many years already and I still keep purchasing from TN Nursery. They actually handle all orders with care and arrives on time and in perfect condition.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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