Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

Rich, exotic and truly beautiful crimson painted-leaved persicaria for growing in dappled shade. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200640-1 £5.50

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Rich, exotic and truly beautiful crimson painted-leaved persicaria for growing in dappled shade with equally lovely tulips such as 'Slawa' mixed in.

Genus Persicaria
Group/Species microcephala
Variety Red Dragon
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
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 Try and give it as much light as possible to get the best leaf colour. This plant should be hardy throughout the UK, although we would recommend a sheltered spot. Mulch over winter.
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 microcephala 'Red Dragon' reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Neil

I ordered this plant in late May because a specimen I had previously grown from a cutting from a friend appeared to have died. It arrived around the end of May or in early June and was much taller than the 9 cm advertised. It has been planted in a mixed bed, and with some sunshine and regular (but not excessive) watering, it has thrived and is well on the way to achieving its ultimate height of 0.5 metres and ultimate spread of 1 metre. It is a vigorous, spreading perennial with lance-shaped, purplish-green leaves with a bold central splash of purple bordered by a silver chevron marking. It is excellent as part of a mixed planting scheme.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Pamela

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Denis

Good quality plants arrived well package for easy transfer into garden.
Plants thriving well even after extreme weather conditions.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Alison

Excellent plants which I cut back and are filling the pots

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sandra

It looks good in the garden

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

This is a fantastic plant with beautiful leaf markings. It is growing really well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

done really well coping well in the heat too

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

First lot died. Planted in the autumn. Second lot, spring planted, have done well. Wait to see if they make it through the winter

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nikki

Beautiful plant arrived well packaged and healthy and has thrived in the garden. Would recommend. Would buy plants from here again as very high quality.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elaine

This has been slow to get going - planted last year and hopefully it will be great next year

Glorious statement ‘woodland’ plant

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Reviewed 18th July 2018 by Ruth Foggin

Discovered by accident when given as present and now have three planted in semi shade. Lovely bronze/green/burgundy leaves with tall arching stems bearing delicate small flowers. Looks very nice with heuchera, astrantia, ajuga and with Acer palmatun ‘butterflies’.