A diverse group of plants Persicaria varieties such as P. affinis and P. bistorta are useful plants for the cottage garden. They are a plant that thrives in moist ground and although they will grow in dry areas they will not thrive and spread as freely.
Most Persicaria can be deadheaded after flowering to help with a second flush of flowers. Propagation by division during dormancy is easy and recommended avery 3 -4 year to help maintain a healthy clump. Flower color will vary from white to deep pink and purple depending on species and cultivar.
Persicaria are known as 'smartweeds', 'knotweeds' or 'pinkweeds'. Persicaria virginiana is a species that prefers moist soil and full to part shade.
- Persicaria polymorpha is a hybrid from Germany, tall growing to 1 - 2 m in ideal conditions. Creamy white flowers in late summer.
Persicara varieties are available from the following growers
Carrie Thomas tel 01792 522443
Postal Address 4 Clyne Valley Cottages, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7DU
CRÛG FARM PLANTS
Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-Jones,
Telephone: (+44) 01248 670232
Griffiths Crossing, Caernarfon, GWYNEDD, LL55 1TU
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