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.
|Height||24 to 36 inches|
|Light Requirements||Full sun part shade|
|Bloom time||Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer|
|Zone||5 to 8|
vigorous but not invasive
All info from University of Vermont