A picture of a Fringed Polygala

Fringed Polygala

Polygaloides spp.

Also known as

Gaywing

Photo by Joanne Redwood (CC0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1.5m

Min

3m

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Fringed Polygala

A Polygaloides paucifolia plant growing in the wild
A close up of some pink Polygaloides paucifolia flowers and green leaves growing in the wild
Some green Polygaloides paucifolia leaves
Some green Polygaloides paucifolia leaves growing in the wild

Fringed Polygala Overview

Polygaloides is termed a monotypic genus as it contains just 1 speices, Polygaloides paucifolia. It is a shrub species in the milkwort family, Polygalaceae. Flowers are pea-like, pink or white flowers and this plant is commonly known as Fringed Polygala. This species was historically included within the genus Polygala, however in 2011, it was segregated into its own distinct genus.

Common problems with Fringed Polygala

Problem free.

    How to propagate Fringed Polygala

    Cuttings

    Take cuttings in spring or autumn.

    Seed

    Sowing time is winter. Sow 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination time is less than a month.

    Special features of Fringed Polygala

    Attracts useful insects

    Attractive flowers