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£7.25  Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' - 2Ltr    


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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' - 2Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Multi-seasonal
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
Family Polygonaceae
Originating from China

Pink buds emerge from the soil in Feb/March, or earlier in very mild weather. Red/maroon, pointed heart-shaped leaves with a central metallic silver chevron, on red stems make this a stunning foliage plant, although the small white flowers are insignificant. It's vigorous but not invasive and is excellent in shade. One of our most eye-catching perennials in early summer adding much needed colour to a shady part of the tree fern garden.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 1m

Spread 1.2m
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