A leafy plant good for ground cover with long lasting soft pink/brick red spikes and slim mid green leaves which turn red in Autumn. RHS award of garden merit.
Height and spread: 0.5m Height, 0.5m Spread
Common name: Knotweed ‘Darjeeling red’
Position in the garden: Full sun to light shade
Soil type: Prefers reliably moist but not waterlogged soils
Flowering period: July to October
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Astrantia ‘Roma’ (masterwort), Eryngium x tripartite (sea holly).
Grasses - Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ (tufted hair grass).
Care of Persicaria affinis Darjeeling Red
A low maintenance plant that will benefit from the occasional haircut after flowering but otherwise can be left alone. Clumps can be divided and re-planted in spring or autumn and will re-establish easily.
Pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.