Monday, 28 September 2009

Persicaria virginiana ~ two forms

Persicaria virginiana Compton's form
Persicaria virginiana Compton's form
This species is not that often offered (except the rather messy variegated form known as Painter's Pallet), possibly because the flowers are quite small but bright red filaments and appear in Autumn. In Compton's they are less obvious and appear later in the year.
Both versions are magnificent foliage plants though - as good as many of the tropical Calatheas and Marantas (prayer plants). The leaf surface has a real lustre - richly coloured in Compton's form and fresh lime green in Filiformis. Both have that odd black chevron - I know not why.
Good solid perennials for any moist soil in sun or semi shade. Height up to 4ft and not at all invasive.
sold out for now

Persicaria virginiana Filiformis
Persicaria virginiana filiformis
sold out for now

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