Scientific Name: Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Common Name:Red Dragon knotweed Texture:Medium
Family Name:PolygonaceaeHabit: Arching, Irregular, Open, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Crenate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Thyrse, (Floriferous), (Panicle-like), White, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border
Key ID Features:Leaves ovate (almost triangular), purple or have green margins with dark purple center with a lighter halo around it; stems purple with sheathed swollen nodes.