PERSICARIA alpina

Large
Part shade
Sun
White
Moisture retentive soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pot Size
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Description

Height x Spread:  200cm x 150cm

Highly valued for its lofty late summer display of soft white flower spikes like feathery plumes above bushy semi-evergreen foliage, this is the Persicaria for adding architectural impact to a larger garden.  The reddish-pink seed heads that follow in autumn are just as attractive.

Formerly called Persicaria polymorpha, this Himalayan native thrives in a moist soil in either full sun or part shade, happily and quickly bulking up.  It makes a very attractive and dense hedge, but is also ideal for the back of border, given sufficient space.  For striking plant combinations try Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum', Inula magnifica or Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'.