Growing Bishop's Weed
The common names for the Hardy perennial Aegopodium include Bishops weed, Cow Parsley and Goutweed. It typically flowers in June.
Aegopodium podagraria Photograph by Colorline.
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 654.
Description of Bishop's weed
Aegopodium are low growing rhizomatous plants that often become weeds.
Bishop's Weed has white flower that grow on stalks. They can make a useful plant for ground coverage.
How to grow Bishop's weed
It is best to buy Bishop's weed plants from a garden Center or from plants propagated by division. They should be planted with a spacing of 20 to 30 cm, in spring or in the autumn. Bishop's weed prefers partly shady conditions, but can be grown in full sunlight as long as it is kept moist. The soil type does not matter, as the plants can tolerate, dry, wet and poor soils.
Caring for Bishops weed
Bishops weed and other Aegopodium are very easy pants to look after, requiring little attention, in fact it is possible that they may take over the garden. To prevent this remove flowers from the plant before they have chance to set seed.