Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. It is widespread across Eurasia from Iceland south to Portugal and east to Japan. Polygonum persicaria is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). Hence some modern floras, including Flora of Bhutan (Grierson and Long, 1983), use the name Persicaria nepalensis (Meisner) H. Gross. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Other names outside of Lady's Thumb include Oxheart, Heartweed, Redshank, Willow Weed, Lover's Pride, Spotted Smartweed and Spotted Knotweed. It bears spikes of soft pink flowers over clumps of rich green leaves. Evergreen - dark-green leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long, turning red-bronze in autumn.Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - deep pink Flowers are about one inch long and range in colors from white to pink to red, overall giving the cluster a rose colored appearance. Alternatively, order through the website and select the 'Collect from our nursery - FREE' option. 1903. It also occurs in … Smartweed, Pinkweed, Persicaria elata, Polygonum elata. Categories: Persicaria, Flowering Perennials Plant Type: Deciduous Useful information: Please read before ordering, Terms & Delivery Plant Information. Polygonum persicaria is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). Temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, including Britain. Polygonum opelousanum Riddell ex Small var. Post emergent weed control is one of two categories for herbicides. Use on-going for up to one year. Commonly known as (Polygonum) - Knotweed Genus of about 150 annuals and perennials. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. DyeA yellow dye is obtained from the plant when alum is used as a mordant. Broad, oval, medium green leaves. There are black, brown or purplish color marks on leaves with a thumb-like appearance. Persicaria affinis commonly known as Polygonum affine Persicaria can be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Although no specific mention has been made for this species, there have been reports that some members of this genus can cause photosensitivity in susceptible people. Seeds are a shiny brown to black when mature and are flat to three sided in appearance. They are slender and pointed, somewhat lance-shaped and grow anywhere between 2 to 6 inches long and 1-1/4 inches wide. Information from Dichotomous Key of Flora Novae Angliae. Like Lady's Thumb, leaves are also lance-shaped but are not spotted. 3 - 5 Plants Per Square Metre; Plant Care. An annual, spreading by seed. Persicaria is a family that warrants careful consideration before planting as it does include some highly invasive species - we have done the checking for you and only offer well behaved types and spreaders that are controllable. Each page is easily detailed with subjects from DIY tips for gardening to common gardening problems. Stay informed about PFAFs progress, challenges and hopes by signing up for our free email ePost. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. S.E. angustifolium Beckh. It is found by ponds, lakes, streams and ditches, in waste places, on roadsides and railways, and is sometimes a pestilential weed of cultivated land. var s = '
. Quite eye-catching, the brilliantly colored fluffy flowers do not fade, even in full sun. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Although both weeds are edible, there are no distinguishing flavors to Polygonum persicaria and it is considered a highly nutritious vegetable. If introduced to a shade garden it can become more invasive than gardens with sunlight. Persicaria 'Pink Elephant' ... or please email us on [email protected]