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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

#PP12062, COPF

Also called Knotweed, Smartweed


Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' - Fleece Flower

More About Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (PP12062, COPF)

  • AKA Polygonum microcephala 'Red Dragon'
  • Clumps of tiny, white flowers rest on the foliage
  • Lance-shaped leaves emerge a bronze-purple
  • Mature leaves have a chocolate-brown centre surrounded by a burgundy-silver chevron
  • Grown more for the foliage
  • Bloom Time: August to September

Zone:

5

Height:

70-80 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Fleece Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in full sun in a moisture retentive (soil should be consistently moist), organically rich soil. Use for edging border fronts, in rock gardens or as a ground cover. It can also be grown in light shade. Plants are easily divided in early spring. 


Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (PP12062, COPF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Variegated
Purple
Bronze
Silver
Burgundy