AWARD

PERSICARIA bistorta 'Superba'

Commonly known as Adderwort, Bistort, Polygonum

Clear pink poker flowers
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PERSICARIA bistorta 'Superba'

 

 

  • Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Broadly ovate, pointed, boldly veined, mid-green leaves 10-30cm (4-12in) long.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    To 90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    To 90cm (36in)
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Vigorous, clump-forming perennial. Flowers over a long period.
  • Very hardy Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - syn. Polygonum bistorta.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    Europe, north and west Asia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - narrowly bell-shaped 5mm (¼in) long
  • Spikes
    short, dense, cylindrical spikes 5-7cm (2-2¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - any moist soil.
  • Wet or boggy soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  to 90cm (36in)
 

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