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Persicaria bistorta /Common Bistort

Persicaria bistorta  / Persicaria bistorta
Bright pink flowers in summer
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Bright pink flowers in summer

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Scientific Name: Persicaria bistorta
Common Name: Common Bistort
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Performs best in cooler part of its range of adaptation. It must be grown in filtered shade kept moist where the summers are very hot. Removing spent flower heads will encourage more blooming. Spreads slowly by rhizomes, but is not considered invasive.