Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'
Bought this labeled simply 'Fallopia', so the exact identification is tentative. Looks to be yet another pretty member of the knotweed family. It is superficially similar to Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Pallette', but this species doesn't have the dark chevrons characteristic of Persicaria/Polygonum. Our plant is well-behaved – I haven't seen any spreading by roots, and only occasional self-seeding. It's late to return in spring, so it helps to mark its location.
||Polygonum cuspidatum; Reynoutria japonica
||white (late summer-early fall)
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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August 16, 2015