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Persicaria orientalis

This is a favourite plant at Perch Hill for gently self-seeding at the back of a border and providing the perfect upper storey for flower arrangements.
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30 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - first frosts
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
orientalis
Common name
Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
30 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in early spring, cover lightly. Germination may take up to 60 days and may need a period of cold/warm. Plant out after risk of frost.

Description

Standing 5 feet tall, with gentle curving stems like angel's fishing rods, this is a favourite plant at Perch Hill for gently self-seeding at the back of a border and providing the perfect pink upper storey for flower arrangements, large and small.

Care Tips

Remove seedheads if you do not want it to self sow.