Persicaria affinis darjeeling red.
Finally, I have started to use the new name for (Polygonum)
It’s not exactly a plant that would excite enthusiasts.
Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to tickle my fancy, and in any case its common and popular because its such a great garden plant.
Performance in our Fife garden
(Persicaria affinis darjeeling) red, bloomed in our Fife garden last year, from late June, non-stop until mid-November. Seems like the cooler Scottish weather has no ill effect on the perennials.
Being a bit of a spreader I did have to keep it in check a little.
I have a large new border planned for this year where darjeeling red may come in very handy.
This matt forming semi-evergreen perennial has dark green lance-shaped foliage. The pale pink flowers emerge in late June early July. As they age the blooms change to a brick red colour, giving a great show with pink and red flowers blooming profusely at the same time.
Darjeeling red really is a terrific groundcover plant keeping down the weeds and looking so good in Summer.
Previously known as Polygonum and with the common name of knotweed (don’t let that put you off) Darjeeling red is freely available.
• Height – 25cm – spread – 8ocm eventually
• Hardiness – fully hardy to minus 15c
• Flowering – blooms from late June, often till late Autumn
• Position – full sun/partial shade
• Soil – grows well in most soil types which are moist and free draining
• RHS award of garden merit
In the garden
I had recently been saying to my brother, apparently it seldom snows in the East coast of Fife where we are living.
well, what would you expect!
It has taken a while for the birds to find us. Gold finches enjoying sunflower hearts.
Hmm, not sure about all these starlings.