kiss me over the garden gate

carol14March 13, 2014

I would like to plant "Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate" (polygonum orientale), but I am afraid it will "invade" the neighboring property. My husband farms the surrounding fields and I don't want to plant anything that he will be battling for years to come.

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Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this one? Would appreciate any advice.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 9:02AM
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It does spread for me in Zone 5.....a lot!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 11:18AM
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Oops....I confused with Love Lies Bleeding.
I always mix those 2 up.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 11:20AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i suspect you are enamored by the name ... get over it... lol ...

every plant that i was forewarned as being a problem.. became .... A HUGE PROBLEM...

what more do you need to know????


ps: also.. every plant i planted because i was enamored by the name.. became a problem... lol... like love lies bleeding.. what a reseeding nightmare ... 5 years after KILLING IT... seeds were still coming every spring ...

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:21PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm not personally familiar with this plant, not having grown it, but is described in the literature as a plant that "reseeds readily ", "spreads quickly ", "noninvasive but may naturalize", "can be invasive in parts of the southeast ".

The more recent Latin nomenclature, by the way, is Persicaria orientalis, though it will continue to be called by both names. For a common name, I've always called it Princess Feather.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 5:11PM
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Thanks everyone- think I better resist the urge to plant this one. It is very beautiful though.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 5:34PM
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runswithscissors(MT 4/5)

I grow both every year. Kiss Me Over the Gate is not the least bit invasive in my yard and in fact, every year I scatter seeds and wish for more volunteers.

Love Lies Bleeding is not invasive either, but I do have many volunteers pop up. Problem is, they never pop up where I want them to so I always start a 6-pack of them to plant where I want them to grow.

Perhaps it's my zone, or my dry winter winds, but I don't have problems with invasives like most of the country seems to.

KMOTGG gets tall....I mean really 12 feet tall.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 10:31PM
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I'm with runswithscissors....

Never invasive for me either.....must have lots to do with location.


    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 8:18PM
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