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PERSICARIA microcephala 'Red Dragon'

Commonly known as Bistort, Knotweed

Tall and spreading variety with dramatic brownish-red leaves with black markings
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  • White
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 50cm (20in)
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - erect, clump-forming, woody-based perennial with ovate leaves to 8cm (3in) long. Produces small spherical clusters 1cm (½in) across of flowers on stalks to 4cm (1½in) long from the axils of the upper leaves.
  • 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.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Red -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Clay or heavy soil -
  • Tolerates all - any moist soil
  • Wet or boggy soil
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
1m (39in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50cm (20in)

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