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Polygonum persicaria

Redshank

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourRed

Description

Polygonum persicaria (Redshank). A branched annual clump from Britain & North-west Europe. Bears lance-shaped to ovate, red leaves and pale pink spikes in late spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Britain & N.W. Europe

Interest and use

Can be used for ground cover, edging or rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in well drained soil.

Propagation

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

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