Variegated Mountain Fleece
The Fallopia, 'Fallopia japonica 'Variegata', is an very colorful clump perennial that is excellent for brightening up a shady corner. The new spring leaves are variegated pink and white. As the leaves mature they turn a marbled white and green with pink highlights and red stems. Clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in late summer.
To maintain form, this plant should be pruned back extensively every spring. The colorful heart-shaped leaves make this plant a favorite for cut foliage or for flower arranging.
The Fallopia will reach a mature height of about 4 feet and it will spread and make larger clumps each year, hence, the need for pruning if you want to confine this plant in a smaller area. Grown for its stunning foliage, it will slowly spread to form a durable patch.
It will need protection from hot afternoon sun to prevent scorching in warm-summer regions. If spreading is a fear, grow this plant in a large tub or container to prevent the roots from escaping.
* Variegated leaves
* Fragrant white flowers
* Spreading habit
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'|
|Mature Spread||2 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|