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Persicaria

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.

Persicaria is a family that warrants careful consideration before planting as it does include some highly invasive species - we have done the checking for you and only offer well behaved types and spreaders that are controllable.  Of course even the spreaders are welcome in the right place and Persicaria nepalensis (the only real spreader we offer) provides an excellent groundcover under trees where the poor, rooty soil prevents many other plants from growing.

The clump forming herbaceous species, Persicaria bistorta and Persicaria amplexicaulis are exellent border plants that mix very well with the wide range of Hardy Geraniums and Ornamental Grasses that we grow.  There are many excellent new cultivars of Persicaria amplexicaulis available, many from the breeding of Belgian collection holder Chris Ghyselen.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Red Baron'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Red Baron'£4.50

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


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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'£4.50

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


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Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy'

Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy'£4.50

Mint green leaves with bold silver and burgundy chevrons, the whole leaf will turn bright red with cold weather when grown in sun, retaining the chevron. Good soil in sun or part/light shade. 45cm.


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Persicaria sp. aff. chinensis var hispida MCW29

Persicaria sp. aff. chinensis var hispida MCW29£6.50

Bushy plants with lovely softly hairy leaves pinkish bronze on the new growth fading to greener. Clusters of pink-red flowers in late summer and autumn. Suspect hardy if mulched well. 1m. Part shade.


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Persicaria virginiana 'Alba'

Persicaria virginiana 'Alba'£5.50

Clump forming with an upright bushy habit. Lovely mossy green leaves with a faint chevron and narrow tapers of tiny white flowers in mid-late autumn. Hardy, deciduous and best in shade. 90cm.


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