Sunday, September 03, 2006
There are many types of Persicarias, all of which have beautiful foliage and some have the edition of lovely flowers. Even though the one pictured above has interesting and decorative foliage it will be remove this fall from the garden because it's to aggressive and has even gone into the lawn. I've battle with it for several years and finally decided to remove it. It's a shame because it has such a pretty little perennial but my mixed borders deserve plants that behave and stay in there place.
The larger leaved hybrid pictured ( I think its called "Dragons Blood" ) is a better performer. I have it located in front of some Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed), Echinacia, and other shrubs, perennials, and ground covers that are in the greys, plums, Burgundies and grey-greens to play off the colours in its leaves.