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    White Fleeceflower

    Persicaria polymorpha

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    White Fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    White Fleeceflower in bloom

    White Fleeceflower in bloom

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    White Fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    White Fleeceflower flowers

    White Fleeceflower flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    White Fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    White Fleeceflower flowers

    White Fleeceflower flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  4 feet

    Spacing:  30 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Other Names:  Knotweed, Snakeweed, Polygonum

    Ornamental Features

    White Fleeceflower features airy spikes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    White Fleeceflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    White Fleeceflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    White Fleeceflower will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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