Pennsylvania Smart Weed

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Planting Zones 7-11
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Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender, Pink,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
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Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
25 Plants
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Ponds and Water Gardens,

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Pennsylvania Smart Weed Description

Pennsylvania smartweed

Pennsylvania Smartweed is widespread in the United States and Canada and has been introduced in parts of South America and Europe.

Pennsylvania Smartweed is a native annual herb and a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. It is widespread in the United States and Canada and has been introduced in parts of South America and Europe. It is underrated because it is widespread, and some see the flowers as unattractive and small. Although the plant becomes crowded with tiny buds and flowers about 1/8 of an inch in width, the petite flowers do not open up widely even in full bloom and have no noticeable floral scent. However, the criticism is invalid as the colors vary from white to light pink to bright pink, and the latter is a vibrant and attractive flower.


Pennsylvania Smartweed gives excellent cover for marsh birds, immature waterfowl, and wintering pheasants.

The plant is common on freshwater mudflats, river banks, the margins of lakes, ponds, marshes, reservoirs, ditches, irrigated fields, and other moist areas. The seed is broadcast in mudflats or on wet ground in the spring. It might also be seeded later to ensure that the seed maturity coincides with the arrival of migratory birds. The shiny black seeds are usually broadcast at 10 to 15 pounds per acre. The nectar attracts insects, including small butterflies, long and short-tongued bees, and moths. The plant has been called a “duck magnet” since it is an excellent food for waterfowl such as ducks, doves, geese, and other game and even non-game species. Also, the dense foliage gives excellent cover for marsh birds, immature waterfowl, and wintering pheasants. It grows between one and four feet tall and is an erect plant, although it does bend towards the light in a partially shaded area. Its smooth round stems vary from light green to a faint red. The green to dark green leaves might grow seven and three inches in width.

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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Pennsylvania smart weed

    Posted by Herman Stacy on Jun 07, 2022

    My wife and I love to order from here, we definitely recommend this place. My spring flowers that we ordered last year was beautiful, and all other plants

  • 5
    Pennsylvania smart weed

    Posted by Joe Heigh on Jun 07, 2022

    Every single plant I have bought from here has done so well. I'm extremely happy

  • 5
    Pennsylvania smart weed

    Posted by Channing Turner on Jun 07, 2022

    I knew exactly what I wanted and found what I needed and was very happy with what I got

  • 5
    Pennsylvania smart weed

    Posted by Mavis A on Jun 07, 2022

    Lots of variety, helpful customer care, and my plants are a hit!!


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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