PERSICARIA AMPLEXICAULIS ‘BLACK ADDER’
This relatively short persicaria is characterised by its large, thick, dark-red spikes that bow deeply after a rain shower. It’s a selection from the Belgian breeder and persicaria expert Chris Ghyselen, who seems to delight in creating the chunkiest possible f lowers. We like to combine striking persicarias, such as this, with a spectacular phlox, such as Phlox paniculata ‘Eva Foerster’, which makes an intense and unlikely, almost kitsch, combination. So exciting and highly recommended. Definitely, one to try for yourself.
Height 70cm. Origin Garden origin (species Himalayas). Conditions Moisture-retentive soil; full sun to part shade. Hardiness RHS H7. Season of interest Summer to autumn.