Details

 

Persicaria bistorta is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial to 1m tall, with prominently veined, ovate leaves to 30cm long, and dense spikes of small pale pink flowers in summer and early autumn

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

 

Sunlight

Full sun, Partial shade

Aspect

East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Poorly-drained, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal for a moist soil although it can tolerate some dryness; copes in full sun or partial shade

 

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

Deadhead faded spikes

 

Pests

Generally pest free

 

Diseases

Generally disease free

 

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Persicaria bistorta

£7.80Price