Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

Persicarias come into their own as many summer perennials fade. I have come to truly love them mixed with hydrangeas in a dappled shady border. More
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Persicarias come into their own as many summer perennials fade. I have come to truly love them mixed with hydrangeas in a dappled shady border and picked as the upper storey for a vase.

Genus Persicaria
Group/Species amplexicaulis
Variety Firetail
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Spreads rapidly to become a 1m-wide clump within two seasons. It then seems to become self-limiting since the oldest part of the plant dies back each year with younger shoots emerging to renew the plant. We recommend lifting and dividing after every three years.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jan

A healthy, vigorous plant with lots of upright flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Derek

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diane

Found this plant potted but not in the garden and really struggled as to why I bought it. The leaves are so ugly and ungainly. Looked it up in a gardening book and still couldn’t see why I had bought it. Looked it up in a Sarah Raven catelogue and there was a photo of pretty orange red flowers, no sign of foliage and that’s why I bought it. Clever marketing but now I have one ugly plant to place.