Persicaria virginiana 'Red Dragon'/Bistort


Close-up image of foliage the primary feature of this plant

Green and red variegated foliage

Close-up image of foliage

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Scientific Name: Persicaria virginiana 'Red Dragon'
Common Name: Bistort
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has bright green leaves marked maroon-red. More open growing than other persicarias and may not be as desirable for the garden. It can become invasive as it spreads fairly quickly. Can stand hot weather better than its cousins.