Polygonum capitatum/Pink Clover, Pink Knotweed

Polygonum capitatum / Polygonum capitatum
Low, trailing character of the Pink Clover
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Low, trailing character of the Pink Clover

Pink flowers

Flowers and foliage

Flowering specimen in a southern California garden

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Scientific Name: Polygonum capitatum
Common Name: Pink Clover, Pink Knotweed
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a perennial that works quite well as a low-growing ground cover. However, it spreads rather rapidly and self-seeds. Plants can be invasive where conditions are favorable. Some people praise it while others question its use because of its invasive nature. Very easy to grow. Grows well in a raised planter or other raised bed where stems can trail over the sides of the planter.