Plant ID forum: Help please

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Nov 23, 2013 4:50 PM CST
I know I've posted this before, forget if it was here or on DG, but never did get a definitive ID. This gets about 2' tall, blooms in June, red stalks, perennial. I am cleaning out this bed and find that it roots itself where the stalks have fallen. It almost always gets those brown edges to the leaves, not sure what's up with that. Any help? If not, I'll try to remember to get more photos this coming spring/summer. I think I may have gotten this at a garden get-together, and have lost track of many of the DG PNWers.


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plantladylin
Nov 24, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Blooms remind me of Kalmia (Mountain Laurel) but I really don't know .. sure is pretty though!
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bootandall
Nov 25, 2013 3:06 AM CST
Hi I think it might be polygonum campanulatum now known as Persicaria campanulata http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantse...

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SongofJoy
Nov 25, 2013 5:15 AM CST
I also think it's a Persicaria.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 25, 2013 7:20 AM CST
Good eye y'all: Lesser Knotweed (Koenigia campanulata)
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Nov 25, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Thank you, all. Persicaria campanulata is the winner! @Thalictrum I noted you posted a photo in the database from your garden and you also had a bit of browning along the leaves. Do you know what causes that? Mine gets that every year and I don't see any bugs. I did note that this can be a bog plant, so perhaps it needs more water, although mine doesn't ever get droopy like it is thirsty. ??
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Nov 29, 2013 3:13 PM CST

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Don't forget to add your bloom shot to that entry Deb! Thumbs up
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Thalictrum
Dec 1, 2013 10:34 PM CST
I just had a look at the picture I submitted and noted the brown edges. I never noted them before or just took it for granted as I love this plant as it blooms for months at a time. I have never noted any bugs on the plant. We did however have a very dry summer, so it may be related to lack of water.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Dec 2, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Now that I know this is a persicaria, the edge browning may well be too much sun in my case. This is sited in a spot that gets morning and some afternoon sun, I may have to move it back into the shade a bit more. Could just be a bit of sun scorch. My plant is otherwise healthy also, no bugs and grows well.
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growitall
Dec 3, 2013 8:04 PM CST
Was ID'd on a previous occasion - beautiful plant!
The thread "Help identify" in Plant ID forum
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Dec 7, 2013 5:27 PM CST
I knew I had put this up at either DG or here, but couldn't remember what the answer was. I hopefully now have this firmly in my head, and have also put it into My List. Thanks for helping me out yet again!
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