All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Pink

Also known as Persicaria filiformis 'Painter's Palette' and Tovara virginiana 'Painter's Pallette'. A striking plant with most unusual markings on the leaves. Each leaf is splashed variously with pink, cream, black and red, just like a painter's palette. A real talking point.

Beautiful when massed as a groundcover, used as a specimen plant, or included in mixed containers. Airy deep-pink spikes of flowers appear in autumn and are delightfully graceful. Not a difficult plant to grow, provided the soil is not too dry.

Well worth growing for the talking point alone. 

May self-seed if happy, but not to the point of being a problem. Prefers damp soil but tolerates well drained if it doesn't dry out completely.

Fully hardy.

Height: 90cm

Common name(s): Painter's palette


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.