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Snow on the Mountian

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'

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Snow on the Mountian  (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata') at Bachman's Landscaping

Snow on the Mountian foliage

Snow on the Mountian foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Snow on the Mountian  (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata') at Bachman's Landscaping

Snow on the Mountian

Snow on the Mountian

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  8 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Snow on the Mountain

Description:

Probably the most durable groundcover of them all; quite stunning, low-growing plant with white variegated foliage; incredibly invasive and will spread indefinitely if not restrained, best used in totally contained areas or around mature trees

Ornamental Features

Snow on the Mountian 's attractive compound leaves remain green in color with showy white variegation throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Snow on the Mountian is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

Snow on the Mountian is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Snow on the Mountian will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Groundcover 
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