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May 31, 2016 7:24 AM CST
|I absolutely love this plant. I dug it up a few years back out of the woods by my house. I now have starts all around my yard but know nothing about it. A name and some specific info or link would be appreciated. Thx!|
May 31, 2016 7:36 AM CST
It is Falopia japonica, a variegated form probably Falopia japonica 'Variegata'..
May 31, 2016 8:10 AM CST
|It is a beauty isn't it? The bees love it. But, it can be a thug in some climates; not sure where you are. It's reported to be less invasive than the green varieties but best keep a close eye. I have mine potted rather than growing it in the ground, just to be on the safe side. It would probably be fine here as I am in a colder climate but I'm just being cautious.|
May 31, 2016 8:19 AM CST
|Looks like it has a new accepted name, too.|
Variegated Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica 'Variegata')
Pretty. Too bad it's obnoxious.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
May 31, 2016 1:19 PM CST
|Oh my, I have been in a 25 year battle to eradicate the Japanese knotweed I inherited at my house (the green kind). I cringe upon even hearing the name. |
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.