Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fallopia japonica ‘Variegata’

Most of my garden posts revolve around the colourful flowers my blooming perennials produce. But longtime readers know that one of my favourite things about plants is fabulous foliage. That being said, this week’s garden post features one of my favourite plants in my garden – the gorgeous Fallopia japonica ‘Variegata’.

This lovely plant has heart-shaped leaves that are splashed with irregular splotches of creamy-white. New growth is coral pink, which is complimented nicely by the pinkish-red stems. In addition, the white blooms that appear in August are pleasantly fragrant.

Care Requirements:

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Care Level: Easy
Flower Colour: White
Blooming Time: Late Summer, Early Fall
Flower Head Size: Large
Flower Color: White
Height: 150-180 cm (59-70 inches)
Spread: 90-120 cm (35-47 inches)
Growth Rate: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7

The foliage on Fallopia japonica ‘Variegata’ is wonderful for flower arranging, and this lovely perennial is a nice backdrop to other plants in the garden.


  1. Has anybody named a hybrid Fallopia 'In Tubes' yet? 'Cause that's a golden opportunity going to waste, if not.

  2. Ha ha that, Mr. S. A golden opportunity going to waste, indeed!