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Prince's Feather

Polygonum orientale

Also known as Kiss-me-over-the-gate and Oriental Persicary, this towering, tender annual was first grown in Virginia by Williamsburg's John Custis in 1737. Bernard McMahon included it on his 1804 Philadelphia seedlist as "Persicaria."
An oriental native, Prince's Feather grows quickly to six or seven feet and produces pendulous clusters of bead-like, bright-pink flowers that crown the robust and lush foliage. Flowering through the summer, it is a striking specimen as a fast-growing accent for the flower border.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Pink
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2, Zone 1
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jul 7 to 2001 Oct 42002 Jun 7 to 2002 Oct 112003 Jun 20 to 2003 Sep 262004 Jun 8 to 2004 Oct 262005 Jun 17 to 2005 Nov 22006 Jul 10 to 2006 Oct 112007 Jul 6 to 2007 Oct 122008 Jul 11 to 2008 Oct 132009 Jun 11 to 2009 Oct 142010 May 24 to 2010 Nov 12011 Jun 14 to 2011 Oct 132012 May 24 to 2012 Oct 242013 Jun 4 to 2013 Oct 172014 Jun 16 to 2014 Oct 10
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