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Persicaria virginiana

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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

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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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



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