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Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'

Painters Palette

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Item #: 1048

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan, Korea, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

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(aka: Polygonum virginianum) This unusual but stunningly beautiful perennial reaches 18" with a wiry stem that is adorned with wonderfully patterned 3" oval leaves...green, with a black chevron mark extending from side to side. The leaf is then overlain with a white-and-pink sector toward the tip. In late summer, this easy-to-grow perennial is topped with airy stalks of tiny red beads...great when used en masse (it will self-sow near the original plant). Moist soils are best, but tovara is very drought tolerant.