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Polygonum orientale Seeds...Seed from Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate...Persicaria orientalis

Type: Annual
Common Names: Lady Fingers, Kiss-me-over-the-Garden-Gate
Height: 4' to 6'
Spread: 3'
Flower color: Red (deep pink)
Bloom time: Summer through Autumn
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Other info: A great cut flower which can also be dried. (Make sure to cut flowers as they just begin to bloom for fresh or dried. Self-sows.

POLYGONUM orientale
** Polygonum orientale **

#1625 Polygonum orientale:
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[20 seeds per packet]
Germination: Slightly difficult. Sow indoors 14-16 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow seed in container on good seed starting mix, covering seed 1/4". Place container inside sandwich baggie to retain moisture and place container in refrigerator for 30 days. Then move container to an outdoor location such as an unheated garage where temperatures fluctuate. As outdoor temperatures warm, begin checking for germination. Or, place container in sheltered location outdoors 14-16 weeks prior to last spring frost.

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Persicaria orientalis at Dave's Garden
2) Polygonum orientale at USDA
3) Polygonum orientale in Wikipedia
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