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Polygonum capitatum

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.07m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourPurple

Description

Polygonum capitatum. This perennial species will grow to 7.5cm with creeping stems to 30cm. The leaves are ovate to elliptic green with a purple v-shaped band. The flowers are pink borne in dense stalked heads which will appear in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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