PERSICARIA VIRGINIANA 'PAINTER'S PALETTE'
This low branching plant is grown for its colourful foliage, leaves being variegated with cream and green, with a strong V-shaped marking which is brick-red when fresh but darkens to blackish-brown. Airy deep-pink spikes of delightfully graceful flowers appear in the autumn. Only a proportion of seedlings will come true to the parent so select the brightest.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Jumpseed, Virginia Knotweed, Tovara
Packet Content:15 (Approx)