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Polygonum Genus

Knotweed

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Polygonum genus (Knotweed). These are annuals, perennials some of which are evergreen, also deciduous, woody-stemmed, twining climbers.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Vines

Interest and use

Can be used for ground cover, edging or rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in well drained soil.

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn or spring, climbers only by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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