Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
GLECHOMA hederacea 'Variegata'
Variegated Ground Ivy
Known to many gardeners as a pestiferous weed (and going by numerous other common names including gill-over-the-ground, creeping Charlie, and Robin runaway), ground ivy is a rampant, mat-forming herbaceous perennial native to Europe and naturalized in North America. The trailing stems of the cultivar 'Variegata' root at the nodes to form carpets of round, scalloped, pungent, white-splotched leaves. It also spreads by seed. Small, purple-blue, snapdragon-like flowers appear through much of the growing season.
This vigorous, hardy, shade-tolerant plant succeeds in most sites, and gallops in moist, humus-rich soil. Typically used in hanging baskets, it also works well as a ground cover or cottage garden plant.
9 - 1
5 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm
12"-30" / 30.5cm - 76.2cm
Spring, Summer, Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Blue, Purple, Pink
Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border
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