Common Name: Persicaria
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Clay/heavy, Moist
Time to divide plants: September to May
Flowering period: July to October
This useful evergreen, ground-cover plant has glossy, lance-shaped leaves which turn reddish in dry conditions, and take on fine brown tints in autumn. From early summer into autumn, the foliage is studded with upright 10cm (4in) spikes of rose red flowers which turn an attractive pale pink as they fade. Use persicaria for the front of a border or in light, dappled shade beneath shrubs, and particularly for growing over areas of spring bulbs. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Looks good with:Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'
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