PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'
Virginia knotweed, Jumpseed 'Lance Corporal'
New variety - highly recommended!
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Autumn
Height 18-24in/45-60cm
Light preference Shade or part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Any time, Shallow
An interesting shrubby perennial with strong, v-shaped markings (looking rather like bats), which are dark brownish-red - sometimes almost black - on a bright green ground. In the autumn delicate spikes of bright-crimson flowers appear on thin, wiry stems. Although it is recommended to grow in part or full shade (where it does a marvellous job, lighting up dark corners!), mine do very well in a more open, sunny position.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow at any time of year, covering with just a little sieved compost or fine vermiculite. Germination usually occurs in spring, but seed may benefit from a period of cold to aid germination. A cold frame or unheated greenhouse will offer some protection to the sown pot, but heat is not required. Leaf markings can be variable, so grow on a number of seedlings and select the most attractive.
Seed
1 packet - 30 seeds approx. £2.95

Plant
1 x plant (9cm pot) £3.95

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