Scientific Name: Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette' Form: Vase
Common Name:Painter's Palette fleeceflower Texture:Coarse
Family Name:PolygonaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Garden origin, U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Spike, Red, Pink, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Woodland margin, Attract butterflies, Perennial border
Key ID Features:Stems jointed with sheathing stipules; leaves broadly ovate to 30 cm long, marbled and splashed with creamy white, yellow and a touch of pink, with each leaf having a large central reddish-brown chevron; flowers small, pinkish-red, on long, slender stalks mid to late summer.