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Polygonum orientale

Previously known as:

  • Persicaria orientalis
Phonetic Spelling
poh-lee-GON-um oh-ree-en-TAH-lay
Description

This species is both male and female and is pollinated by insects.  It is attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Protect from high winds and do not over-fertilize.  It is an aggressive plant that will self-sow, may naturalize in some areas.  It is considered invasive in parts of the southeast.  It can be found growing on roadside and wastelands.

More information on Polygonum.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fragrant flowers#annual#herbs#dried flowers#wildflower#low fertility tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fragrant flowers#annual#herbs#dried flowers#wildflower#low fertility tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polygonum
    Species:
    orientale
    Family:
    Polygonaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Asia, China
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Edibility:
    Leaves and seeds are edible
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herb
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-4" dangling bloom of deep rose
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are covered with soft, silky gray hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden