A mystery plant showed up in the flower bed this year.
Actually two of them. Not the prettiest plant, leaves are large and not that interesting.
I thought I may have planted perennial hibiscus in that area, but that was not what this was.
They weren’t weeds I was familiar with so I let them grow to see what would appear.
This started growing out of the top.
Getting a little more interesting.
Then I remembered.
Some years ago a friend gave me seedlings of Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate or Persicaria orientalis.
I checked, and sure enough, this is one of those plants. I have no idea how it got there. I only grew those plants that one summer.
They are prolific seeders, so maybe a couple of seeds survived.
Anyway, the plant mystery is solved. I’ll see how it looks for the rest of the summer.