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Red Bistort 'Blackfield'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield'

Also known as

Persicaria 'Blackfield'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Red Bistort 'Blackfield' Overview

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' is a semi-evergreen perennial with a robust, clumping growth habit. Foliage is oval to heart-shaped, pointed and slightly puckered, coloured green and measuring around 10cm in length. Commonly known as Red Bistort 'Blackfield' or Persicaria 'Blackfield', it grows to around a metre tall, bearing clusters of bell-shaped, dark red flowers which are approximately 10cm long. This plant is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden! This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

How to propagate Red Bistort 'Blackfield'

Division

Divide in spring or autumn.

Special features of Red Bistort 'Blackfield'

Attractive flowers