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Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi'

Kogane Mushi Japanese False Nettle

Item #: 6776

Zones: 6a to 9b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(Boehmeria nivea var. tenacissima) This wonderful variegated selection of the Japanese boehmeria makes a dazzling foliage plant for the part sun garden. The 6' tall, branched stalks are adorned with small, fuzzy, round leaves that emerge creamy yellow-orange and become flecked with green as they mature. Boehmeria 'Kogane Mushi', which means "gold bug" in Japanese, is much slower growing than the species, but our five-year-old plant has made a 6' tall x 6' wide slowly spreading patch in good growing conditions.