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Creeping Knotweed

Persicaria capitata

Persicaria capitata (Flower) by Ixitixel (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7.000000000000001cm

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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A close up of a pink Persicaria capitata flower and some red leaves
Persicaria capitata, Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia

Creeping Knotweed Overview

Persicaria capitata is an evergreen perennial plant from the Polygonaceae family. It has a creeping habit, forming multiple stems that get woody at the base. It roots easily and doesn't typically exceed 15cm in height. It has both ornamental and medical value. Flowers are pink and unpleasantly scented. This plant is commonly known by a range of names including Creeping Knotweed, Pink Headed Persicaria, Pink Bobbles and Japanese Knotweed amongst others. The common name Japanese knotweed is shared with another plant, Reynoutria japonica.

How to propagate Creeping Knotweed

Cuttings

Seed or division in autumn or spring, climbers only by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Division

Seed

Special features of Creeping Knotweed

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Creeping Knotweed

Borders

Bees + Butterflies | Wildlife Friendly

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