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Persicaria 'Red Dragon' is an unusual herbaceous plant, grown for its foliage rather than flowers. Each leaf is sharply pointed, with maroon and green patterning and a pale white margin. It quickly develops into a handsome, upright clump.
Persicaria 'Red Dragon' is tolerant of a range of soils and will happily grow in sun or partial shade. To make the most of its foliage, grow alongside contrasting foliage plants such as silver-leaved plectranthus or golden leaved grasses. It also looks good in jungle planting schemes, where it makes the perfect partner to cannas, bamboos and bananas. Alternatively, grow it in a pot on the patio and display it in its own right.
Cultivar: Red Dragon
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Purple, Bronze
Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant: May to June
Thank you I adore dragon folklore and the name of this plant intrigued me many thanks
Colour is better if planted in partial shade. Flowers are tiny but enhance the overall appearance. Will create a nice clump which will lean out from the crown.
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