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Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle*

Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi'

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Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle (Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi') at Stonegate Gardens

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle

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Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle (Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi') at Stonegate Gardens

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle foliage

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Gold Bug Japanese False Nettle

Description:

Grown primarily for its dazzling foliage, this variety produces small, fuzzy, creamy yellow new leaves that become increasingly flecked with green as they mature; an outstanding color display for the garden or containers

Ornamental Features

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle's attractive tomentose round leaves emerge buttery yellow in spring, turning green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading 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 relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. 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.

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

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