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Persicaria - Fleeceflowers

Real beauties of the landscape, Persicaria (Fleeceflowers) are annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs with showy white, pink or red flowers in long-lasting spikes throughout the summer. Moisture loving plants with creeping stems, they include a wide range of varieties with various heights and habits. Two well-behaved species worth planting in the garden are Persicaria amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleecefower) with its attractive flower wands, and Persicaria polymorpha (Giant Fleeceflower) with its showy plumes. Many Persicarias are suitable in mixed containers or borders, others naturalized in woodland gardens or meadows.

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Persicaria affinis 'Superba' (Lesser Knotweed)

Vigorous, Persicaria affinis 'Superba' (Lesser Knotweed) is a mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial boasting charming spikes, 3 in. long (8 cm), densely packed with tiny, pale pink flowers that deepen to crimson as they mature.

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Persicaria affinis (Lesser Knotweed)

Persicaria affinis (Lesser Knotweed) is a mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial boasting charming spikes, 3 in. long (8 cm), densely packed with tiny flowers over a long season. Blooming for weeks from midsummer to mid-autumn, they open deep rose-red, fade to pale pink as the season progresses before turning brown in the fall.

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Persicaria alpina (Alpine Knotweed)

Persicaria alpina (Alpine Knotweed) is a tall semi-evergreen, perennial boasting sturdy branching stems clothed with large, lance-shaped, green leaves. In midsummer, stately plumes of small creamy-white flowers are on display for weeks, if not months.

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Persicaria amphibia (Amphibious Bistort)

Persicaria amphibia (Amphibious Bistort) is a lovely herbaceous perennial with both terrestrial and aquatic forms. Blooming sporadically from mid-summer into fall, for about 2-3 months, it boasts charming bottlebrush-like, hot pink flowers at the top of the stems, each 2-4 in. long (5-10 cm).

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' (Mountain Fleece)

Well-behaved, Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' is upright, clump-forming perennial boasting narrow spires densely packed with small, bell-shaped, white flowers held on long, graceful wands over a long season.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Atrosanguinea' (Mountain Fleece)

Tough and robust, Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Atrosanguinea' is an eye-catching border beauty. Vigorous, this upright perennial enjoys an extremely long bloom season, from midsummer to fall, and features cheerful, bright rosy-red fleecy flower spikes held on long, graceful wands atop bushy clumps of broad, mid green leaves.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' (Mountain Fleece)

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' is a clump-forming perennial noted for its intense blood-red flower spikes on display from mid summer to mid fall. Quite eye-catching, the brilliantly colored fluffy flowers open from almost black buds and attract beneficial insects.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Mountain Fleece)

You will be charmed by the bountiful long-blooming spikes of vivid red flowers of Mountain Fleece 'Firetail'

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' (Mountain Fleece)

Robust, carefree, long bloom season! You will be charmed by the bountiful long-blooming spikes of pale pink flowers of Mountain Fleece 'Rosea

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus' (Mountain Fleece)

Blooming longer than most Mountain Fleeces, Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus' is an upright perennial noted for its intense deep crimson-red flower spikes on display from mid summer to mid fall.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece)

A real beauty for the border, Mountain Fleece (Persicaria amplexicaulis) is a vigorous, upright perennial enjoying an extremely long bloom season from early summer to fall.

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Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort)

Ideal for partially shaded gardens!Ideal for partially shaded gardens, award-winning Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' is a vigorous European Bistort cultivar which elegantly displays dense, bottlebrush-like spikes of tiny pink flowers, 4-6 in. long (10-12 cm) atop leafless stems rising well above the foliage in late spring to early summer

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Persicaria campanulata (Lesser Knotweed)

Persicaria campanulata (Lesser Knotweed) is a semi-evergreen, mat-forming perennial with handsomely veined, ovate leaves, brown-felted beneath. In mid summer to early fall, it boasts clusters of small, white or pink, heather-like flowers in dense panicles at the tips of the sprawling stems.

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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (Knotweed)

Well-behaved, Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (Knotweed) is a vigorous, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial boasting lance-shaped, burgundy leaves adorned with a bold blue-gray chevron in their center when young.

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Persicaria odorata (Asian Mint)

Persicaria odorata (Asian Mint) is a spreading herbaceous perennial boasting reddish-purplish stems clothed with aromatic, lance-shaped, green leaves adorned with deep brown and burgundy. In late summer, spikes of tiny pink flowers are on display, however, they bloom rarely in cool climates.

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