What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Snow on the Mountain – Promoting Variegation

Zone Conesus, NY 14435 | MaureenofConesus added on May 28, 2018 | Answered

I have used Snow on the Mountain to crowd out other invasive weeds, but this year, more than half of my Snow on the Mountain has reverted to solid green. The bed is in full sun for more than 10 hours a day but the soil quality is poor. What can I do to promote the white-green variegation?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 29, 2018

There is nothing that can be done. Variegation is a genetic mishap that only shows in clusters of cells at the originating growth point. Anything that does not grow from this original cluster will not have variegation.

Unfortunately, there is no way to control this, and it may turn up again randomly in the future.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert