Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Boehmeria nivea 'Solar Eclipse'
Solar Eclipse Japanese False Nettle
Item #: 10644
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
This stunning sport of Boehmeria 'Glow Light' makes a dazzling specimen in light shade/morning sun. When grown in rich organic soil, Boehmeria 'Solar Eclipse' can form a 2' tall x 6' wide mound in only 2 years. Each golden leaf is adorned with a central streak of dark green. Due to the unstable leaf pattern, expect some leaves to be solid gold. The pipe-cleaner like tan flowers in summer are most unusual.
Flower Color: Brown/Tan
Leaf Color: Variegated , Yellow/Gold
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Night Gardens
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Groundcovers , Pollinator Plants , Plants from Japan , Tropical Looking Plants , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage