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Polygonum bistorta

Bistort

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  • Polygonum bistorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Polygonum bistorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Polygonum bistorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.6m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Polygonum bistorta (Bistort). These are dense flowering spikes which produce delicate pink flowers, which are held above the bright green foliage. They will grow to a height of 3ft.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, rock garden, wildflower/meadow, flower arranging

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  • Polygonum bistorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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  • Polygonum bistorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer soil that is kept moist and will grow well in full sun or dappled shade.

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn or spring, climbers only by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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