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Re: Persicaria

Well, I guess that rules it out for my yard!

> "James R. Fisher" wrote:
> > 
> > Chris wrote:
> > >
> > > In march a local nursery had a flower show where they had numerous
> > > indoor garden.  Afterwards they sold many of the plants that were forced
> > > at greatly reduced prices.  I picked up a white variety of persicaria
> > > polymorpha.  It grew about four feet tall with delicate white
> <snip>
> > > Chris
> > > Long Island, NY
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > I've grown it for 4-5 years now, in fairly well amended
> > soil. From base to flower tips it's perhaps six feet
> > tall and about seven feet from side to side, and I prune
> > it.. I do _not_ fertilize it. My best advice is, give
> > it _space_...
> > -jrf
> > --
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Replying to my own reply, here. I got two plants, one from
> Canada, the other as a gift from Wolfgang Oehme, who with
> partner James van Sweeden is a fairly well-known landscape
> architect in the DC area. I planted the two side by side
> and watched. When the Oehme gift looked as though it would
> overwhelm the Canadian, I dug the latter up with spading
> fork, axe and pickaxe. It (the _little_ one) made a
> huge woody rootstock.
>   Had I know originally what it would become, I would
> have tilled up an area in the back yard about 10 feet
> in diameter, amended, and planted the Oehme gift in
> the center. Well watered and fertilized, it ought to
> be a remarkable specimen...
> -jrf
> ---
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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