Boehmeria nipononivea ‘Kogane Mushi’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Boehmeria nipononivea ‘Kogane Mushi’

Common Name: Golden Japanese False Nettle

Family: Urticaceae

Origin: Japan

Type: Perennial

Size: 30"h x 30"w

Exposure: Shade to Partial Shade

Zones: Zone 6-10

Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

We are thrilled to be able to offer this exciting shade perennial. Golden Japanese False Nettle is a plant that looks for all the world like a brightly colored coleus yet it has the added bonus of over-wintering outdoors. Its unique name, ‘Kogane Mushi’, means ‘Gold Bug’ in Japanese. Also known as a type of Ramie, the fibrous stalks of this species have been used to make paper and clothing and the plant has also been looked at to treat hair loss. The brightly colored foliage of this perennial really lights up the shade garden.