PERSICARIA AMPLEXICAULIS ‘BLACK ADDER’

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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.

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