Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’

(Red Dragon Persicaria)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Red Dragon’ is a cultivar that typically grows to 30” tall and to 36” wide. In comparison to species’ plants, it is distinguished by having (a) red stems, (b) leaves which emerge purple-brown with a gray-brown to mint green chevron in spring, with the leaves turning silver-purple and finally green with maturity, and (c) a clump-forming rather than stoloniferous habit. ‘Red Dragon’ was discovered as a naturally occurring mutant seedling that appeared in a crop of Persicaria microcephela being grown for medicinal purposes in Nanjing, China

Description

Best grown in moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Soils should be kept evenly moist. Species plants will spread in the garden by stolons.

‘Red Dragon’ is a clump-forming sterile cultivar which lacks the spreading stoloniferous characteristics of species’ plants.

Additional information

Common Name

Red Dragon Persicaria

Botanical Name

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

24-30"

Width

30-36"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Midsummer

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Emerges purple, matures green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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