Photo by Melody
Congratulations to all our photo contest participants! Check out the winning photos here. We will have the 2015 calendars available to order from Zazzle soon.

PlantFiles: Jumpseed, Virginia Knotweed
Persicaria virginiana

bookmark
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Persicaria (per-sih-KAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: virginiana (vir-jin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Persicaria filiforme
Synonym:Polygonum filiforme
Synonym:Antenoron filiforme
Synonym:Polygonum virginianum
Synonym:Tovara virginiana

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #1 of Persicaria virginiana by kennedyh

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #2 of Persicaria virginiana by kennedyh

By RVWE
Thumbnail #3 of Persicaria virginiana by RVWE

By greenthumb99
Thumbnail #4 of Persicaria virginiana by greenthumb99

By Weerobin
Thumbnail #5 of Persicaria virginiana by Weerobin

By Weerobin
Thumbnail #6 of Persicaria virginiana by Weerobin

By Weerobin
Thumbnail #7 of Persicaria virginiana by Weerobin

There are a total of 8 photos.
Click here to view them all!

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive cazort On Aug 5, 2014, cazort from Jenkintown, PA wrote:

I love this plant. It is easy to grow, growing well in full shade to part sun. It does not need much light to flower well, but the foliage is attractive. There are cultivars, but if you grow the straight species (which is what I recommend) it will still occasionally show the attractive reddish chevron pattern on the leaves. It is native to North America and when I look closely, it is excellent at supporting the local ecosystems, as there are many insects that eat its leaves.

Flowers are not huge, but pretty, but come in late summer when not much else is blooming in shady areas.

This plant spreads and can be pretty aggressive. I like it as a groundcover and a plant for naturalized or semi-wild areas. It spreads both by underground runners, forming large clumps, and by seeds, which, as the name suggests, jump several feed when the seed pods pop.

Positive plant_it On May 23, 2012, plant_it from Valparaiso, IN wrote:

When this shade loving plant flowers, they get many white "knot" flowers on the stem that have an interesting form. Beautiful chevron "V" in the foilage.

Native to the eastern and most of the central parts of U.S. and Canada. Native Americans treated whooping cough with a tea made from a mixture of Virginia knotweed leaves and the bark of the honey locust tree.

native status:
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/storedetail.php?plnt_id=49...
http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Polygonum virginia...

more info:
http://www.kswildflower.org/flower_details.php?flowerID=253

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Valparaiso, Indiana
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America