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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' /Red Dragon Plant

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'  / Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Great variation in foliage color
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Great variation in foliage color

Green and red variegated foliage and small white flowers

Foliage and flowers

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Scientific Name: Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Common Name: Red Dragon Plant
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: The red dragon plant has burgundy leaves highlighted with a blue-gray chevron in the center. Best color of foliage in full sun, but plants must be kept moist to prevent wilting during hot weather. This clump forming plant is used in borders, accents, mixed containers, massed, and is effective when combined with plants with contrasting foliage. Cut back in late winter or early spring to about 9 inches in height.