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Persicaria affinis 'Superba'

The botanists have had a fine time with these plants, which have also been known as Polygonum, but they seem to have settled as Persicaria until someone has another go at them. There are some tall species, some of which are invasive, but the low alpine kinds make excellent ground cover, without ever getting out of control. They spread outwards, rooting as they go, but the green mass is punctuated all summer by the seemingly endless succession of flowering spikes, which change colour as they mature.

Persicaria affinis 'Superba' is an excellent ground-cover plant, with spikes of flowers that change from white to pink to quite a dark red, so that all colours are present on different stems at the same time - a display that lasts for many weeks.

Pot Size 2 litre pot
Width 45cm
Height 60cm
Family Polygonaceae
Flowering Summer to autumn
Garden habitat open, sunny position
Soil any good, garden soil
Plant category Herbaceous
Height range 20 - 60 cm


2 litre pot 8.00
Persicaria affinis 'Superba' close-up
Persicaria affinis 'Superba' close-up Persicaria affinis 'Superba' Persicaria affinis 'Superba' flowers
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