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Donated plant, identification request

GrenageGrenage Posts: 12
My mother in law gave us this plant in winter, as she's moved house.  My other half liked it, but neither of them know what it is - it only recently came into life.

It could be Japanese knotweed for all I know, so I'd like to identify it before it hits the garden.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,211
    It is a Persicaria, but not JKW.
    I am not sure which one.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,561
    edited May 2018
     I'd say it was a Persicaria. Edited to add, Sorry @punkdoc, crossed with your post. 
  • GrenageGrenage Posts: 12
    Ah thank you.  Looking at the pictures online, I think I recall similar flowers to Persicaria amplexicaulis in her garden.  Perhaps that was it!
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    At first glance, I thought it WAS Japanese knotweed!
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,411
    I have a persicaria with leaves like that, quite a thug in my garden, it too was a present, but it's not JKW.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    I have one as well, a present from Nutcutlet. It behaves very well. I love the flowers and have transplanted several pieces around the garden. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    I have a similar one, Persicaria 'Darjeeling Red' ... it's leaves turn red in the autumn ... a gorgeous thing.  A present from a GW friend  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    Did it come from the same garden as mine did Dove? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • GrenageGrenage Posts: 12
    I have placed it in an area that should be easily contained! Thanks for your help in identification. :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Lyn said:
    Did it come from the same garden as mine did Dove? 
    Not this one ... although there are many plants here that did  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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