Persicaria vacciniifolia description
Upright pink flower spikes from late summer and into the autumn.
At times the foliage turns red and will remain a rusty brown through the winter.
It makes excellent ground cover, but do not put it too close to smaller plants.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, or on a bank, by a patio or in pots.
It is reliable in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Also known as: Polygonum vacciniifolium or Bistorta vacciniifolia
Common name: Rock Knotweed or Whortleberry-leaved Knotweed.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a largish space.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
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