The Persicaria amplexicaulis species is a perennial native to the Himalayas and valued by gardeners as it is easy to grow, very hardy, sometimes exuberant and always free-flowering! (*).
Alan Bloom's variety (Bressingham, Norfolk, UK) is the best cultivar to choose from the many available as it gives top quality performance and the best flowers.
Persicaria amplexicaulis'Taurus' has a more upright habit and a very long flowering period, from mid-summer until mid-October, producing generous orangey-red spikes and tough, dark green foliage. Height of the inflorescences: 120 cm. Spread: 50 to 70 cm. Mass planting for spectacular displays.
In the garden, it's preferable to plant this Persicaria (mountain fleece or red bistort) as a ground cover, near to water or in moist to damp soil.
In good garden soil and in a slightly shady spot (morning sun), its shimmering autumn colours superbly accompany autumn flowering perennials such as (Helenium, Solidago, Helianthus 'Lemon Queen', Aster, Vernonia crinita) and the wavy foliage of grasses with fine autumnal colours (Miscanthus 'Dronning Ingrid', Miscanthus 'Samouraï', Miscanthus 'Ghana', Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah')
A dramatic combination with Persicaria filiformis!
Synonym: Bistorta amplexicaulis 'Taurus', Polygonum amplexicaule 'Taurus', Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blotau'
Maintenance: regularly deadhead the dried flower spikes. Water if necessary. Mulch with leaf compost at the beginning of spring.
(*) and melliferous (honey-yielding) !
- 1 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 50 to 70cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: red
- Flowering period: summer flowers
® Unlicensed propagation prohibited.
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