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 virginiana
Native to eastern North America and east Asia. Grows to 2–4 ft. tall, spreading indefinitely by creeping rhizomes. Oval green leaves are 3–10 in. long; flowers are insignificant. The species is rarely found in gardens.
From northern Iran. Grows to 8–12 in. high, with nearly evergreen foliage. Flowers have yellow s...
To 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide. Olive green foliage. Lilac-pink flowers come midseason to late. Tolerates b...
From China, Korea, and Japan. This deciduous epimedium grows to about 1 ft. high. Relatively large blo...