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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.  

General Marginal Care:
All our 1 ltr and 3 ltr plants come potted in Finofil aquatic baskets with aquatic compost. They can be placed straight into your pond, on a marginal shelf at the required depth (use bricks to change the depth if required).

The mesh pot allows nutrients and oxygen from the pond to flow through the pot without any soil loss.

Our 9cm plants come in a solid pots, so will need to be repotted.

Each plant also comes with a comprehensive label offering further planting advice.

* Please note when pre-ordering plants:
When ordering multiple plants at the beginning of the season please take note of the 'Normally Available from' in the plant information above.

Your order will be dispatched once all the plants are ready for sale, so it is good idea to order plants within the same month range to avoid delays.

The 'Normally Available From' is a guide only and based on when this plant has been ready for sale in previous seasons.  This is subject to change as our greenhouses are not artificially heated, so we rely on the British weather to be kind to us!

Please note you will be charged at the point of order for all items, whether they are on pre-order or ready to leave the nursery immediately.