Persicaria bistorta Adderwort, Bistort, Red legs, Snakeweed

Description

Attractive prominently veined, ovate leaves up to 30cm long have poker shaped bottle brush like mauve-pink flowers rise above them.

Repotting or planting

9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting, place in pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting, as they are larger more established plants they can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.

Care instructions

Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.

Colour

Pink

Growth rate

Medium

Flowers

July-Sept

Sun/shade

Full sun – Part Shade

Native

Season

Spring,Summer

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min –Max

30-80

Depth Min-Max

0-15

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