Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any moist soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to November
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Long tapers clustered with tiny, fluffy, deep crimson flowers rise from mid summer until the first frosts above semi-evergreen, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. This compact, clump-forming, vigorous perennial has handsome foliage and quickly makes dense groundcover in sun or partial shade. Plant it in bold swathes to add vertical interest in the border right through till late autumn. Persicaria does not like dry soil, so performs best in a bog garden or beside a pond. Bees and other insects love it too !
- Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in spring or autumn.