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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|Gretchen||Sep 26, 2019||The plant in these two photos is, indeed, Persicaria and not Fallopia. I grow both plants. Variegated Fallopia has a much more splattered looking variegated leaf, while the Persicaria has more distinctive variegation as in the two photos here. One easy way to tell the difference is in the shape of the leaves. This Persicaria has an oval shaped leaf but the Fallopia leaf is blunt and squared off where it meets the stem. |
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