Persicaria vacciniifolia – Buy perennials


A very useful plant that gives long lasting colour at the end of the year.
Pink spikes in summer and on into the autumn, also at certain times it has red foliage.

Very easy plant to grow.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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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.

RHS Award of Garden MeritThis has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. 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.


Polygonum vaccinifolium starting to flower
Polygonum vaccinifolium at the end of July

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

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.

[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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