Polygonum cuspidaturn var. compacturn
(P. reynoutria)
Reynoutria Fleeceflower
5-9
Japan

Spreading growth habit
12-18 inches
Pink flowers borne in panicled racemes.
Midsummer to frost
Leaves alternate, short-oval to orbicular-ovate, abruptly pointed, petiole to 1 inch long, sheaths short, deciduous stems are jointed. Light green foliage turns to crimson in the fall.
 
 
 
 
Polygonum is derived from Greek poly, many and gony, knee joint and is in reference to the swollen-jointed stems.

 

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