Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

(Knotweed)

Rating: 🌻🌻🌻🌻

Light: β›…

Deer resistant: no

Moisture: not fussy

Size: 36” H x 24” W

Bloom: Tiny white flowers appear at the ends of stems in July-August

Hardiness zone: 5

Persicaria is primarily a foliage specimen plant, with striking lance-shaped tricolor leaves with purplish edges, a green chevron highlight, and a dark purple center. The somewhat insignificant, small white flowers appear in midsummer. β€˜Red Dragon’ forms compact clumps that will slowly get larger each season. Persicaria is certainly hardy to hardiness zone 5 as it has survived in our garden for many, many seasons. Deer occasionally browse Persicaria, so precautions to prevent browsing are warranted.