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A picture of a Fringed Polygala

Fringed Polygala

Polygaloides paucifolia

Also known as

Gaywings

Photo by grannysmith (CC0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

18cm

Max

1.5m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Fringed Polygala

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

Fringed Polygala Overview

Polygaloides paucifolia is a shrub species in the milkwort family, Polygalaceae. It produces pretty pea-like pink or white flowers and it 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. This is the only species in this genus and it is thus termed monotypic.

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

    Other uses of Fringed Polygala

    Grown for their pea-like flowers.