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Fallopia japonica Milk Boy
Fallopia japonica Milk Boy
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Fallopia japonica Milk Boy

Variegated Japanese Knotweed

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.210.300

(='Variegata') Grown for its stunning foliage, this is a big plant, that unlike its very invasive green relative, will only spread slowly. Leaves are light green, heavily splashed with creamy-white and flushed with pink in the spring. Clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in late summer. The outstanding foliage is terrific for flower arranging, and is a nice backdrop to other plants in the garden. To control spreading ‘Milk Boy’ may be grown in a large tub or container. The green form should never be planted, as it has become a serious pest in several continents. Heritage Perennials however no longer produces and sells any form of Japanese knotweed.

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Fallopia japonica Milk Boy

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate