Persicaria 'Red Dragon'

Persicaria 'Red Dragon'

Persicaria

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Persicaria 'Red Dragon'
  • Common name: Persicaria
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Bronze
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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