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Fleece Flower

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Fleece Flower

Persicaria microcephala

From the late plantsman Greg Speichert comes this fabulous perennial which emerges in spring with dark burgundy-red stems that form a 3-4' tall x 4-5' wide plant. Each stem is lined with exquisite, tricolor, chevron-patterned leaves of purple, silver, and green. From midsummer through fall, the tips of the plant are covered in tiny, white baby's breath-like flowers. Persicaria 'Red Dragon' is great in the perennial border as well as in a mixed container planting. In climates with hot nights, the intensity of the leaf coloration will not be as dramatic.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24 to 36 inches
Light Requirements Full sun part shade
Bloom time Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Zone 5 to 8

Additional Info

vigorous but not invasive

 

All info from University of Vermont