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Polygonum hydropiper

Water pepper

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.6m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourPink

Description

Polygonum hydropiper (Water pepper). An upright rambling annual from Britain.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Found on sandy banks and wasteland.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • 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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