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Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi'

Variegated False Nettle

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Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi' - Incredible bright yet mellow yellow foliage on stalks to 6 feet tall. Foliage becomes speckled with green flecks as it matures. Leaves are serrated and circle stems in a dance when summer breezes touch. Leaves are not huge and yet somehow this curious perennial exudes a boldness and gentility all at once almost like an exceptionally tall coleus. And stems branch providing extra body and overall mass to its affect. In fact, in summer breezes the fluttering leaves might lead one to imagine a just released generation of lovely butterflies from their enclosure. Gold Bug Japanese False Nettle will make an exceptional addition to the partly sunny perennial garden providing height, bold texture and contrasting foliage color during the growing season. As a background perennial. 'Kogane Mushi' will make an exceptional foil for any and all that set before it. Plant in average to fertile garden soils that drain in part sun. Established potted plant from cutting / division.



72 in


36 in
Item Description Price  
BONIKO Boehmeria nip. 'Kogane Mushi' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Boehmeria nipononivea 'Kogane Mushi'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Accent
  • Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Draining


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown