|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: September 25,
The fallopia works well in the shade. In the spring it
will pop its head out of the ground and has light, almost white leaves. But as
the summer progresses the leaves begin to turn green and white. In late summer
the plant will be the star of your landscape design as the variegation draws
eyes to it's beauty.
It becomes a terrific change of pace from all the green normally found in the
garden. The Fallopia is a nice representation of the
term variegated, where the foliage (leaves) has a color that is not green. The
leaves might have stripes, blotches or unique marks that stand out from the
green that is in the leaves.