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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.
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Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Pink
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
July 7, 2001 to October 4, 2001June 7, 2002 to October 11, 2002June 20, 2003 to September 26, 2003June 8, 2004 to October 26, 2004June 17, 2005 to November 2, 2005July 10, 2006 to October 11, 2006July 6, 2007 to October 12, 2007July 11, 2008 to October 13, 2008June 11, 2009 to October 14, 2009May 24, 2010 to November 1, 2010June 14, 2011 to October 13, 2011May 24, 2012 to October 24, 2012June 4, 2013 to October 17, 2013June 16, 2014 to October 10, 2014June 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015June 17, 2016 to October 14, 2016June 1, 2017 to October 6, 2017June 20, 2018 to October 17, 2018May 31, 2019

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