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Aegopodium Podagraria 'Variegatum' (Variegated Ground Elder) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

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Variegated Ground Elder (Aegopodium Podagraria 'Variegatum') Herb in 1Litre pot

Variegated Ground Elder also known as goutweed and snow on the hill, is much less invasive than its cousin Ground Elder, this is striking plant will produce beautiful variegated leaves in even the shadiest parts of your garden, great for ground cover in a shaded spot. This plant has strong smelling long-stalked leaves with tiny white flowers,  it is a good choice if you have an area where nothing else seems to succeed but site carefully, this is difficult to eradicate once established, so don't let this loose in the border. It is great in a container for a shady spot, or dry shade where its growth will be slowed. The flower stems may be removed to keep the patch looking tidy, as well as to prevent self seeding to help control the plant.

Herb Usage

Ground Elder has a long history of medicinal use and was cultivated as a food crop and medicinal herb in the Middle Ages. The plant was used mainly as a food that could counteract gout. The plant is little used in modern herbal medicine. Leaves have a distinctive flavour, not to everyone's taste, and can be added to salads and soup when young. This Variegated Ground Elder is grown primarily for its striking leaves to be used only as an ornamental ground cover plant.

Buy Variegated Ground Elder Online

Our Variegated Ground Elder herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Aegopodium Podagraria 'Variegatum' (Variegated Ground Elder) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour White
Height 25cm
Spread Spreading
Latin Name Aegopodium podagraria
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Autumn
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Excellent to brighten up a shady spot

    Posted by Paula Crompton on 5th Jun 2015

    Really strong plants that arrived with 36 hours of ordering and came in excellent condition. Would use again.