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Persicaria vacciniifolia

Polygonaceae
Ground covers, Perennials

PERSICARIA

Sturdy plants with jointed stems and small white or pink flowers. Some kinds tend to get out of hand and need to be controlled.

Persicaria vacciniifolia

Himalayan native. Prostrate plant forms a foliage mat to 3 in. high, trailing to 2 ft. or wider. Slender, branching, reddish stems are clothed in oval, 1/2-in.-long, shiny green leaves that turn red in fall. In late summer, 6–9-in. flower stalks bear dense, upright, foxtail-like, 2–3-in. spikes of rose pink blossoms. Excellent as a bank cover or for draping over a boulder in a large rock garden.

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