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Commonly known as Bistort or Fleece Flower, Persicaria provide a useful late summer to early autumn backdrop of colour in the garden. They add a splash of pink or red colour at the top of tall stems which work well with grasses or oriental poppies. Some varieties of Persicaria are more noted for the their leaf patterns or colours rather than their flowers however this does not diminish the elegance of this plant.


These plants prefer moisture however they will also tolerate dry soil but this will limit their spread.  Deadhead blooms during the summer to prolong the flowering season. Clumps should be divided every two to three years.


Persicaria will spread, although some more vigorously than others, so please ensure that you are happy with this.


Persicaria 'Indian Summer' £5.00

(9cm pot available now)


(species ex. India) Bunches of deep pink

flowers over rounded leaves that turn purple in full sun. Flowers between July to September and maybe into October. Introduced by Cally Gardens. Grows to a height of 55cm with a spread 60cm. Hardy.


Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis £4.00 

(9cm pot available now)


Syn.P.filiformis. Attractive foliage, bright green with bronze chevron markings. Sprays of tiny red flowers between July and October. Does self-seed. Grows to a height of 60cm with a spread of around 50cm. Plant in sun, partial shade or shade in a sheltered position in moist, well-drained soil. Hardy.


Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Painter's Palette' £5.00

(9cm pot coming soon)


Variegated leaves and red autumn flowers. Can be planted in either sun or partial shade in a sheltered position in moist, well-drained soil. Grows to a height of 1m with a spread of 50cm. Hardy. Deciduous.



Persicaria alpina £4.50

(9cm pot not available this year)


Formerly known as Persicaria polymorpha. Large heads of creamy white flowers and pinkish fruits. Large pointed green leaves. Dies back in winter. For deep rich soil in sun or part shade and sheltered from wind. Grows to a height of around 180 cm with an average spread of 1m. Hardy.