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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' - MOUNTAIN FLEECE 'FIRETAIL'

Product Code: PER-SMP-FIRTAI
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$9.99

Mountain Fleece is pretty much unknown plant in Midwest, but we expect this this will change.

Hardy and easy to grow perennial from Himalaya, 3-4' tall and wide, more or less groundcovering clumps with 6" long spikes of crimson red flowers from June to September.

Full sun to half shade, it appreciates some afternoon shade in hotter climates, but it does well in quite hot Indianapolis (Newfields gardens). Too much shade = leggy plants.

It likes moisture, medium-moist (average) to wet soil, grows better in heavier soil, clayish soils and loam.

Hardy in zones 4-7, deer and rabbit resistant.

Other names are Polygonum amplexicaule, Bistorta amplexicaulis.

Leave some room for this plant, since the clumps will get wider in time. It may re-seed a little, but it's more rare than common, the seedlings may differ from the original plant. It's said that this plant attracts butterflies and birds, but we haven't observed it yet (but our plants have been just planted).

Looks great in flower beds, on the edges of woodland gardens, clearings in woodland garden, in rain gardens, pond margins, cottage gardens.

Good companions are Asters, Agastache foeniculum or hybrids, Asclepias incarnata, Eupatorium, Hemerocallis (daylily), Leucanthemum superbum, Sanquisorba, Veronicastrum and taller grasses like Panicum, Andropogon gerardii, Pennisetum.

This plant goes well with hosta, where hostas are planted in half shade or gets half a day of sunshine.

Pot size : round pot 3.5" x 5.5" deep

Picture copyright : Herba Grata nursery

 

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'  is very showy perennial for sunny border

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' - MOUNTAIN FLEECE 'FIRETAIL'

$9.99
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Mountain Fleece is pretty much unknown plant in Midwest, but we expect this this will change.

Hardy and easy to grow perennial from Himalaya, 3-4' tall and wide, more or less groundcovering clumps with 6" long spikes of crimson red flowers from June to September.

Full sun to half shade, it appreciates some afternoon shade in hotter climates, but it does well in quite hot Indianapolis (Newfields gardens). Too much shade = leggy plants.

It likes moisture, medium-moist (average) to wet soil, grows better in heavier soil, clayish soils and loam.

Hardy in zones 4-7, deer and rabbit resistant.

Other names are Polygonum amplexicaule, Bistorta amplexicaulis.

Leave some room for this plant, since the clumps will get wider in time. It may re-seed a little, but it's more rare than common, the seedlings may differ from the original plant. It's said that this plant attracts butterflies and birds, but we haven't observed it yet (but our plants have been just planted).

Looks great in flower beds, on the edges of woodland gardens, clearings in woodland garden, in rain gardens, pond margins, cottage gardens.

Good companions are Asters, Agastache foeniculum or hybrids, Asclepias incarnata, Eupatorium, Hemerocallis (daylily), Leucanthemum superbum, Sanquisorba, Veronicastrum and taller grasses like Panicum, Andropogon gerardii, Pennisetum.

This plant goes well with hosta, where hostas are planted in half shade or gets half a day of sunshine.

Pot size : round pot 3.5" x 5.5" deep

Picture copyright : Herba Grata nursery

 

 

Customer Reviews

2 Review
  • Plants look healthy. Starting growing in a few days post planting 5

    Posted by B E Hillner on 19th Apr 2022

    As above

  • Persicaria ‘Firetail’ 5

    Posted by LeslieW on 24th Oct 2020

    Plant arrived well packaged and in excellent shape, with good root system. I will definitely order from this vendor again.