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Snow on the Mountain

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'

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Snow on the Mountain  (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Snow on the Mountain foliage

Snow on the Mountain foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Snow on the Mountain  (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Snow on the Mountain

Snow on the Mountain

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  11 inches

Spread:  17 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  1a

Other Names:  Variegated Bishop's Goutweed


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 Mountain 's attractive compound leaves remain green in colour with showy white variegation throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

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

  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Snow on the Mountain will grow to be about 11 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 17 inches. 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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