Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' – Ballyrobert Gardens
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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield'

£4.99


About this cultivar:

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' is a 2005 introduction. Deep red flowers, are not actually black, but the bud-tips almost are. Like all the amplexicaulis it is extremely long flowering. A slightly taller form.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: July, August, September, October
  • Other features: Bees and Butterflies
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Semi evergreen
  • Height: 90 - 120cm (3 - 4 ft)
  • Spread: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, red
  • 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-colored 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.