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PERSICARIA affinis 'Darjeeling Red'

Commonly known as Knotweed, Polygonum

Excellent ground cover with bright crimson flowers
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  • Evergreen - large leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Red - open pink and turn red when mature
  • Height - 25cm (10in)
  • Spread - 50cm (20in)
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - mat-forming perennial. Produces long-lasting flowers
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - 5mm (¼in) long on spikes 5-8cm (2-3in) long
  • Spikes
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine) -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - any moist soil.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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Persicaria - Growing Guide

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