Bistorta

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus'

Bistorta - Persicaria amplexicaulis  'Taurus'

Common Name: Bistorta
Genus: Persicaria
Species: amplexicaulis
Cultivar: 'Taurus'

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

Long tapers clustered with tiny fluffy deep crimson flowers rise from mid summer until the first frosts above semi-evergreen lance-shaped mid-green leaves. This compact clump-forming vigorous perennial has handsome foliage and quickly makes dense groundcover in sun or partial shade. Plant it in bold swathes to add vertical interest in the border right through till late autumn. Persicaria does not like dry soil so performs best in a bog garden or beside a pond. Bees and other insects love it too !

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in spring or autumn.


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