Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate Seeds

Exotic-looking, long, pink flower heads.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

These plants grow over 6’ tall and produce lots of exotic-looking, long, pink flower heads. Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate makes a nice cut or dry flower, and is a striking addition to any garden. The plants self-seed easily, and we haven’t had to manually sow them in over 3 years! This old cottage garden favorite was grown by John Custis of Williamsburg, Virginia in 1737 and President Thomas Jefferson.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Persicaria orientalis
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 2 Months
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage Bronze-Green
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50