Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front

Soil

Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy' is a brilliantly coloured semi-evergreen perennial, grown predominantly for its patterned leaves.

This vigorous plant can be a bit thuggish, spreading by means of runners. Fortunately, it's easy to pull up should it start spreading too much, in spring. Alternatively try restricting it to a large container. From midsummer into early autumn it produces small but pretty ice-pink flowers. Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy' is good for providing colourful ground cover in shade, too.

For best results, grow Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy' in full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Wear gloves when pulling up as some people find that the foliage irritates the skin.

Plant calendar

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Flowersyesyesyes
Divideyesyesyesyes
Take cuttingsyesyesyes
Cut backyesyes

Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ and wildlife

Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is not known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ poisonous?

Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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