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Persicaria polymorpha (Giant white fleece flower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Persicaria polymorpha

Other names

Giant white fleece flower

Genus

Persicaria Persicaria

Species

P. polymorpha - P. polymorpha is a tall perennial with strong stems, pointed green leaves, and plumes of tiny creamy-white flowers in summer, turning bronze-pink in autumn.


Persicaria polymorpha is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Tall

Flower

White, Cream in Summer; Bronze, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut the plant back after flowering has finished

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Persicaria polymorpha (Giant white fleece flower) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in any moist soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from wind.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Persicaria polymorpha

Other names

Giant white fleece flower

Genus

Persicaria Persicaria

Species

P. polymorpha - P. polymorpha is a tall perennial with strong stems, pointed green leaves, and plumes of tiny creamy-white flowers in summer, turning bronze-pink in autumn.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Tall


Colour

Flower

White, Cream in Summer; Bronze, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut the plant back after flowering has finished

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Persicaria polymorpha (Giant white fleece flower) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in any moist soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from wind.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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