Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’
Gorgeous new foliage plant with dark wine burgundy foliage, highlighted with grey chevrons. Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’ leaves are long & pointed, with the burgundy colouring deepening over summer to set off the white flowers perfectly. Flowers are fine and misty, hovering over the dark clump through summer & autumn. It provides a neat, vase shaped clump growing to a tidy 45 cm high by around 75 cm wide. In no way invasive, as this new cultivar has nor runners and does not set seed. This stunner loves shade to deep shade, it is easy and low care. Also copes with heavy clay soils.
Growing: Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’
– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 75cm approx.
– Position: Prefers partial Shade, woodland. But will tolerate a sunny spot. As long as it doesn’t receive harsh afternoon sun.
– Soil: Well Drained, Will cope with heavy soils as long as they aren’t consistently wet.
– Fragrance: None, but the stunning foliage makes up for that!
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and butterflies.
– Care: Easy and low maintenance. In late winter or early in the spring, prune back hard.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Yes, usually left alone.
– Origin: Discovered as a naturally occurring seedling. It appeared in a crop of Persicaria microcephela being grown for medicinal purposes in Nanjing, China.