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Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata' (Variegated ground ivy)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata'

Other names

Variegated ground ivy, Nepeta hederacea 'Variegata', Nepeta 'Variegata', Nepeta glechoma 'Variegata', Variegated trailing nepeta

Genus

Glechoma Glechoma

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a low-growing, spreading, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with trailing stems bearing scalloped, heart- to kidney-shaped, pale green leaves, heavily marbled with white. Whorls of tubular, two-lipped, lilac to mauve flowers bloom in summer.


Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Trailing

Flower

Mauve in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, White, Mottled, Pale-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back untidy foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.

Propagation

Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata' (Variegated ground ivy) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 1.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Hanging baskets, Ground Cover, Garden edging, Woodland, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Suitable for use as a ground cover, although it may become invasive. Also suitable for tumbling over the edges of containers and hanging baskets.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata'

Other names

Variegated ground ivy, Nepeta hederacea 'Variegata', Nepeta 'Variegata', Nepeta glechoma 'Variegata', Variegated trailing nepeta

Genus

Glechoma Glechoma

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a low-growing, spreading, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with trailing stems bearing scalloped, heart- to kidney-shaped, pale green leaves, heavily marbled with white. Whorls of tubular, two-lipped, lilac to mauve flowers bloom in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Trailing


Colour

Flower

Mauve in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, White, Mottled, Pale-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back untidy foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.

Propagation

Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata' (Variegated ground ivy) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 1.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Hanging baskets, Ground Cover, Garden edging, Woodland, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Suitable for use as a ground cover, although it may become invasive. Also suitable for tumbling over the edges of containers and hanging baskets.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata' (Variegated ground ivy)

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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