Persicaria virginiana ‘Bat Wings’

Persicaria virginiana ‘Bat Wings’ is a really interesting plant that does well in shadey areas. The dark maroon leaf markings are thought to resemble a bat in flight, hence the plants name. From June to October, panicles of small pink flowers are produced high above the foliage. This plant is very easy to grow and propagates well from tip cuttings and by division. It is an exotic plant that is knocked back by frost at the end of the growing season but Persicaria will reliably reshoot again in spring.

Key features:

Eye catching leaf markings.

Family:

Polygonaceae

Origin:
Garden cultivated

Common names:

Bat wings

Position:

Partial shade/full shade

Hardiness:

Frost tender perennial

Evergreen:

No

Soil:

Moist but well drained. Acid or Alkaline.