Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'

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Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
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Plant Overview

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

Synonym(s): Persicaria filiformis 'Painter's Palette' ; Tovara virginiana 'Painter's Pallette'

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.