Persicaria runcinata ‘Purple Fantasy’

Common Name : knotweed 'Purple Fantasy'Family : PolygonaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : SuckeringSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : White& PinkFlowering from : Juneto SeptemberFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : Siver-green& PurpleSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnHardiness: Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°

‘Purple Fantasy’ is a perennial plant with low mounds of upright stems, creeping vigorously from stout rhizomes. Triangular leaves emerge maroon-purple in spring, turning green and developing purple markings, with leaf undersides tinged pink; these are held on short winged stalks. Tiny pink or white flowers in 1cm pompoms bloom in profusion and are borne on stem tips of slender stems to 60cm high from midsummer to autumn.

See How to grow Persicaria runcinata ‘Purple Fantasy’ on Jack Wallington’s blog.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: B19