Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’

Red Dragon

Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’ is a captivating perennial prized for its vibrant foliage and graceful form. Originating from the Himalayas and central and southern China, this cultivar flaunts lance-shaped leaves with striking burgundy centres, accented by pink and silver markings, creating a stunning visual contrast.

During summer, delicate white flowers emerge, enhancing its allure. Thriving in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade, it will tolerate full sun with ample watering. With a mature height of up to 1.5 metres and a spread of 50-100 centimetres, it forms dense clumps, making it perfect for borders, containers, or ground cover in shaded areas.

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Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’ thrives in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade, though it can tolerate full sun with adequate watering. Regular moisture is key to its health. This perennial herbaceous plant typically reaches a mature height of 100-150cm with a spread of 50-100cm.

It forms dense clumps, making it ideal for borders, containers, or ground cover in shaded areas. Minimal pruning is required, mainly to remove dead or damaged foliage. With its vibrant foliage and easy-care-for nature, ‘Red Dragon’ adds a touch of drama and beauty to any garden landscape.

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