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botanical name:
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Persicaria 'Red Dragon'
family:  Polygonaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Excellent rich foliage with pointed, heart-shaped leaves of dark maroon, burgundy-red and light silvery green. Small creamy white or pink flowers. Does not set seed.

cultivation:
Any moist soil in full sun or part shade. Best colour in sun and warm conditions.

propagation:
By division. This variety is sterile and does not set seed.

usage:
Striking foliage plant for borders.


other notes:
Selected by Crystal Palace Nurseries in the USA.

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