Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Pink Elephant'


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Sturdy and free flowering

Persicaria amplexicaulis, commonly known as red bistort or mountain fleece, is a sturdy, long-lived, herbaceous perennial native to the Himalayas. The leaves clasp the stem, hence the epithet amplexicaulis from the Latin amplexus (clasped) + caulis (stalk, stem).

The species can grow to an impressive size, up to 1.2 metres in height, but Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Pink Elephant', produced by Belgian breeder Chris Ghyselen, is a compact cultivar which only grows to a height of 45 cm and with a spread of 50 cm.

This easy-to-grow variety has a long flowering period, from June to October, which makes it a great addition to an ornamental garden:

- at the edge or middle of a bed to contrast with daisy-like flowers (Anthemis, Echinacea), the inflorescences of medium-sized grasses such as Deschampsia, Briza or Eragrostis, to harmonise colourwise with colourful foliage plants (Agropyron, Heuchera, Sesleria automnalis, Panicum 'Dallas Blue', Panicum 'Prairie Sky');

- planted in mass as ground cover to create a colourful band along a path;

- Persicaria 'Pink Elephant' can also be grown in pots for lavish, floriferous displays.

Grow in ordinary garden soil, which is not too dry in summer, in the sun or slight shade.

- 12 cm pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 50 to 70cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm

- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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