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Bistort

Persicaria bistorta

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Also known as

Common Bistort, Adderwort, Dragonwort, Easter Giant, Easter Ledges, Gentle Dock, Great Bistort, Osterick, Oysterloit, Passion Dock, Patience Dock, Red Legs, Snakeweed, Twice-Writhen, European bistort

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Persicaria bistorta (Bistort)

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Persicaria bistorta (Bistort)

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Bistort Overview

These are dense flowering spikes which produce delicate pink flowers, which are held above the bright green foliage. They will grow to a height of 3ft.

How to propagate Bistort

Cuttings

Seed or division in autumn or spring, climbers only by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Division

Seed

Special features of Bistort

Ground cover

Other uses of Bistort

Ground cover, rock garden, wildflower/meadow, flower arranging

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