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(Persicaria bistorta)

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Adderwort (Persicaria bistorta)

Native and wildlife friendly, this blush pink Persicaria is taller than Persicaria amphibia.  It produces similar bottle brush flower heads that are held stifly upright above dense olive green foliage.  The oblong leaves can be up to 30cm long and form great cover for emerging wildlife from your pond.  Best planted in a shady, sheltered position, although will happily tolerate full sun if there is sufficient moisture available.  Also known as Bistort, Red Legs or Snakeweed.

  • Plant Type - Pond Marginal
  • Normally Available from - Mid April *
  • Water Depth - 0cm to 15cm
  • Height - 30cm to 80cm
  • Position - Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Growth - Medium
  • Flowers - Jul to Sep
  • Flower Colour - Pink
  • Foliage - Deciduous 
  • Hardiness - Hardy
  • UK Native and Bee Friendly.

Specific Plant Care:
Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.  Propagate by seed or divide in spring or autumn.