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Persicaria affine (Bistort)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Persicaria affine - Cultivation Notes

Preferring any moist and relatively fertile, Knotweed will flourish in full sun or part shade. Making great ground cover for shady areas, but beware of invasive roots. Mulch every 2/3 years plus divide if scraggily.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Persicaria affine:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Persicaria affine

  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Persicaria affine:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Persecaria

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