Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Joining In: My favorite Plant in The Garden This Week

 Celebrating the return of my camera from the the hospital , and jumping on board with Loree ... I do love her fave plant posts and what a great way to ensure weekly blogging. Win-win !

 I am thrilled with the Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' , purchased last year from Digging Dog on our Mendocino Coast. These large imposing Persicarias are not seen much around here, and I was triumphant to find this one when I visited the nursery last summer. It's comforting to have something that isn't bloomed out and flopping in the garden this time of year.




 The foliage can get a tad ratty late in the season, but looks great right now, and after the ratty period, (which mostly involves the leaves near ground level) I get some nice fall color.



Pleasantly architectural.




6 comments:

  1. Yep that's a god one, I'd gladly devote a chunk of garden real estate to that Persicaria!

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    1. Make that a "good" one. I have no clue about it's religious affiliations.

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  2. What an interesting Persicaria, with the red edge on that clasping leaf. Great flowers too, and your big clump has lots of presence.

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  3. That's a nice clump there, and it'll even get better every year!

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  4. I hear you on the lower ratty leaves, but how it holds on all summer to do what it does late summer in my garden is still a mystery.

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