Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, a.k.a. Oriental Persicary, Persicaria orientalis (Polygonum orientale), Prince’s feather, Princess feather, or Lady Finger, grows to 5′-8′ tall and 5′ wide. Fast growing, the thick, sturdy stems rise to about 5 feet tall and bear flamboyant, arching, pendulous bright pink, bead like flower clusters. The blossoms have a gentle yet delightful fragrance that is carried in the air when a warm wind blows.
An old rare heirloom! First grown in the US by Thomas Jefferson, Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate is a spectacular showy plant; however, it is also claimed that John Custis of Williamsburg Virginia was the first to grow it in 1737. Attracts butterflies. Annual.