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Persicaria campanulata

Lesser Knotweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Persicaria campanulata (Lesser Knotweed). This is a semi-evergreen or herbaceous perennial with veined, dark green, ovate leaves with white-to brownish undersides and short panicles of small, bell-shaped, pale pink flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous or Semi-aquatic

Other common names

Polygonum campanulatum

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

Grown for attractive foliage and flowers and suitable for bog gardens, moist borders and, shady areas by streams or ponds.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilFertile, Humus-rich, Boggy
  • WaterMoist or Wet to moist

Cultivation

Tolerates poorly drained areas.

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