Friday, December 3, 2010

Bishop's Weed

Variegated bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria) is a beautiful plant when mass planted in a border. I treat bishop's weed like poison ivy. I've used the mantra of leaves of three, let them be...in another yard. Though this plant looks lovely en-mass, it is an aggressive spreader. If you want to keep this plant contained, it will need a barrier, and you will want to remove the flowers before they go to seed. Removal of the plant is tedious and all of the rhizomes (spreading roots) must be removed. If you leave any behind, or worse, try tilling it, you will have made exponentially more plants.
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