I love this time of year exploring what new hybrids that are available and seeing new plant introductions. It can be very tempting seeing so much garden candy. I use to be more impulsive when purchasing plants. But now with garden experience I'm much more calculated in what plants make it into the cart. One thing that has helped is blogs by fellow gardeners that inform me of their experiences when investigating plants that I'm not familiar with. On that note I thought to share a plant you might want to stay away from.
Aegopodium podograria 'variegatum' (Bishops Weed) is a beautiful hardy ground cover with multi tonal variegated leaves that prefers partial shade locations in moist rich soil. In a 4 inch or 1 gallon pot it can look harmless until you releases it into your garden. Once established it is very aggressive spreading by underground runners as well as copious reseeding. Reseeding can be deterred by mowing of flowers which does flush out fresh new foliage. However, this plant loves to spread. It can be contained by metal or cement barriers dug into the ground. It is a very attractive ground cover and if you have a large area that has difficulty growing anything you may want to consider it. If not there are many other ground covers that are far less invasive allowing you more time to enjoy your garden instead of working in it.
spathulifolius - meaning with spoon-shaped leaves
plants with this word - Sedum spathulifolius