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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (Knotweed)

The average plant height is 40 cm

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:75 cm
Spread:75 cm
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Containers, Living areas, Parks, Paths & Steps, Pool areas, Specimen
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (Knotweed) Details

“Red Dragon” is a small shrub grown for its beautiful foliage. It carries elongated leaves that are burgundy red with a bronze centre. The lush foliage is held off sturdy stems which also host sprays of small, white flowers at the tips. It grows as a mound to about 75 cm tall and the same wide, performing best when planted in full sun on a well-drained site. It will tolerate partial shade, light frost, periods of dry, and coastal environments. “Red Dragon” is commonly included in border and mixed plantings, maintained in a container, planted around outdoor living areas and pools, or used to provide dramatic colour to a space. A mass planting on a bank or the like is creates an impressive display.

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