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Polygonum affine ‘Donald Lowndes’

Knotweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPink-red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Polygonum affine ‘Donald Lowndes’ (Knotweed). An evergreen, mat-forming perennial with stout, branching stems producing pointed, mid green leaves. Dense spikes of small, pink-red flowers appear in early summer to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Vine

Interest and use

Ground cover, walls, rock garden, borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Divide clumps in autumn or spring

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