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Persicaria filiformis 'Painter's Palette'
Common Name: European Bistort Family: Polygonaceae (The Buckwheat Family)

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This unusual, but stunningly beautiful, perennial is adorned with wonderfully patterned 3' oval leaves that are green with a black chevron mark extending from side to side and overlain with a white-and-pink sector toward the tip. In late summer, plants are topped with airy stalks of tiny red beads. May self sow but not invasive. Moist soils are best though this plant is drought tolerant.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
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