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Popped up on my drive - I've never grown it. I think it's Persicaria capitata. Does anyone know it, and whether it's worth rescuing and growing on?




It appeals to me more than the more usual persicarias - wonder where it came from? Did you sniff the flowers?

3 Oct, 2017


Whatever it is it's very pretty Landgirl. The birds are good at dropping different seeds in my garden or maybe this just got blown in by the wind.

4 Oct, 2017


I have it growing as Percicaria capitata - a highly invasive and spreading weed. I yank it out all the time. It may not do that for you, but it grows any and every where here.

4 Oct, 2017


I believe that it may not be completely hardy in the UK, so hopefully it won't be invasive here!

4 Oct, 2017

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