Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' – Ballyrobert Gardens

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Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes'

Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes'

£7.99

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About this cultivar:

Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' is a mat-forming, partially evergreen perennial with dark green, narrowly elliptic leaves and erect spikes of small pink flowers which darken with age, finally turning orange-brown. A bit shorter than other Persicaria. Has the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: July, August, September, October
  • Other features: Bees and Butterflies, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Semi evergreen
  • Height: 15 - 20 cm (0.5 - 0.75 ft)
  • Spread: 45 - 75 cm (1.5 - 2.5 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, pink
  • Goes well with: --

    About this genus:

    Persicaria is a genus of flowering plants in the knotweed family (Polygonaceae). Plants of the genus are known commonly as smartweeds, knotweed, fleece flower, or buckwheat. It has a cosmopolitan distribution, with species occurring nearly worldwide. The genus was recently segregated -so many of you old folk probably know it as Polygonum!

    The genus Persicaria has many weedy species and somewhat of a bad reputation. However, as with any family, there are always some good members. We think we have found them!

    Persicaria leaves are often multi-coloured and often marked with dark centers and silver chevrons. This versatile genus will most likely grow anywhere that isn't a pond or a dark room. Other than an occasional haircut Persicaria is a low maintenance plant, that seems to look at home anywhere you plant it.