The Advertiser Thursday, August 20, 2020 19 YOUR GARDEN With Diarmuid Gavin Ornamental varieties create interest, impact, allure and cheerful beauty in the garden PLANT OF THE WEEK WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK PERSICARIA ‘BLACKFIELD’ Mountain Fleece Flower ■ ■ GORGEOUS deep red flowers on this perennial will keep flowering until October and it makes another great companion plant for grasses. It is also beautiful paired with white Japanese anemone. It’s so easy to grow, in sun or partial shade and in almost any soil. In milder areas, it will keep its leaves over winter and just needs a tidy up when flowers are gone over. Persicarias can be invasive but this one is better behaved and will attract bees and butterflies. ■ ■ ■ ■
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