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Polygonum sphaerostachyum

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.35m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink-red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Polygonum sphaerostachyum. This species is a low growing perennial with basal leaves which are oblong to linear and 3-12cm. The flowers are borne in dense spikes of pink to red blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Vine

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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