Prince's Feather

Polygonum orientale

[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: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.00979,-78.45309

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jul 7 – Oct 42002: Jun 7 – Oct 112003: Jun 20 – Sep 262004: Jun 8 – Oct 262005: Jun 17 – Nov 22006: Jul 10 – Oct 112007: Jul 6 – Oct 122008: Jul 11 – Oct 132009: Jun 11 – Oct 142010: May 24 – Nov 12011: Jun 14 – Oct 132012: May 24 – Oct 242013: Jun 4 – Oct 17