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Excellent summer and autumn flowering plants as well as some foliage types. Many are tidy clump formers and not the thugs that many imagine the whole family to be. In particular types of P. amplexicaulis are very good for naturalistic style gardening.

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Persicaria alpina£6.00

Syn, P polymorpha. A giant clump forming perennial with fluffy spikes of white flowers almost all summer, pinkish red seedheads later. Lush green leaves too. Ordinary soil in sun. 2.4m.

Persicaria amplexicalus Taurus 'Blotau'

Persicaria amplexicalus Taurus 'Blotau'£4.50

One of the best, older forms with masses of good sized spikes of ruby red flowers from midsummer til late autumn. Clumps to 80cm. Ordinary to good soil in sun or light shade.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'£3.50

Slender white spikes over large pale green leaves in summer. Decent soil in light shade. 90cm.


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith'£4.00

Beautiful purplish-red flowers on this form that tend to droop over! Mid summer into autumn, to about 60cm. Average to good soil in sun or light shade.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange Field'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange Field'£4.00

A new selection from the Belgian collection of Chris Ghyselen. Unusual orange-pink flowers in late summer and autumn. 1m. Ordinary to good soil in sun or light shade. PBR

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Red Baron'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Red Baron'£4.00

A recent introduction from Belgian Collection Holder Chris Ghyselen. Compact plants with dense spikes of rich red flowers from midsummer till the frosts. 60cm.


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'£3.50

Pale, rose-pink flowers in tapering spikes on this clump-forming perennial. Best in average to good soil in some shade. 70cm.


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Summer Dance'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Summer Dance'£4.00

Lovely recent introduction with soft coral pink flowers on strong but flexible stems to 1.2m. Clumps for ordinary soil in sun or light shade.


Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra'

Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra'£3.50

Neat clumps of broad bladed leaves and short stems with fat spikes of coral pink flowers in late spring and summer. 40cm. Good to moist soil in sun or shade.


Persicaria bistorta ssp. carnea

Persicaria bistorta ssp. carnea£3.50

A neater grower than the commonly seen Persicaria amplexicaulis, Persicaria bistorta makes a clump of spear shaped leaves and in this form masses of slender, but strong, stems topped with pink spikes in early summer to 40cm.

Persicaria nepalensis

Persicaria nepalensis£3.00

Wonderful groundcover for light shade or shade. Foliage emerges green with a dark chevron and turns reddish later in summer. Pinkish white flowers from midsummer. 30cm. (previously sold as P.alata)

Persicaria weyrichii

Persicaria weyrichii£5.50

Like a smaller form of the giant Persicaria polymorpha (now correctly Persicaria alpina). Clumps of stems with broad leaves and branching spikes of white autumn flowers. Excellent autumn foliage colour too before it collapses with the first frosts.

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