Ground covers, Perennials
Sturdy easy-to-grow plants with handsome leaves and showy white or pink flowers. Some kinds tend to get out of hand and need to be controlled.Persicaria affinis
Himalayan native. Spreading plant to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. or more wide. Deep green, lance-shaped, finely toothed leaves are mostly basal; they growto 2–4 1/2 in. long, turn bronze in winter. Dense, erect, 2–3-in. spikes of bright rosy red flowers bloom in summer, early fall.
Himalayan native. Spreading plant to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. or more wide. Deep green, lance-shaped, fine...
Native to eastern North America. Round headed, grows to 25–30 ft. tall and wide, sometimes large...
Native from British Columbia inland to Montana and southward to coastal Northern California. Many Nort...