Persicaria microcephala /Bistort

Persicaria microcephala  / Persicaria microcephala
Green leaves with strokes of dark red in the center
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Green leaves with strokes of dark red in the center

Summer foliage

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Scientific Name: Persicaria microcephala
Common Name: Bistort
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A clump-forming perennial with burgundy red in the center of dark green leaves and red stems. Can not stand full hot sun and must be kept moist when temperatures are high. Used in borders, as accent, in containers, and in massed plantings. Cut back in late winter or early spring to allow for fresh new growth.