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Persicaria polymorpha
Common Name: Giant Fleece Flower Family: Polygonaceae (The Buckwheat Family)

Persicaria polymorpha
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This is a plant with presence! White dragon grows five to seven feet tall into an arching vase shape. It is topped with astilbe-like masses of white flowers on every stem often from summer well into fall. The flowers are followed by pinkish seed heads. A clumping, non-invasive plant, white dragon looks great at the back of the border with miscanthus, Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' and other large perennials. Loves moist soils but quite tolerant of drought once established.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
High elevation, gravelly slopes.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Shade Part Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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