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Red Bistort

Persicaria amplexicaulis

Also known as

Bistort

Grands fleurs violettes by Dinkum (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Red Bistort Overview

Persicaria amplexicaulis is a semi-evergreen perennial with a robust, clumping growth habit. Foliage is oval, pointed and slightly puckered, coloured green and measuring around 25cm in length. Narrow inflorescences measuring around a metre tall, bear clusters of bell-shaped, red-purple or white flowers which are approximately 10cm long.

How to propagate Red Bistort

Seed

Sow in spring.

Division

Divide in spring or autumn.

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