from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Polygonaceae — the smartweeds or pinkweeds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See lady's thumb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plant lady's-thumb, Polygonum Persicaria; also, the garden species P. orientale (see prince's-feather, 2). Also called peachwort. See heart's-ease, 2.
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Not shown because it has not been decided where they should go but also purchased while traveling are Cuphea cyanea ‘Jamaica Sun’, Persicaria capitata, and firecracker plant, Russelia equisetiformis.
I am aware of the invasive nature of the Persicaria in warm climates, however it is marginally hardy here, if at all.
Shown above is Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ in a sea of Spiraea ‘Magic Carpet’.
In the middle section, above the Astilbes are one piece of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’, purchased last year for the daylily hill redo.
My daughter Semi bought me a Persicaria one year and it was fabulous so that fall 10 more were ordered.
Still looking for my best pairing with Sensation – have mine with a Persicaria polymorpha – starting to look like a wrestling match.
Following the path to the back gardens and up the hill finds a group of Hosta ‘Sunpower’ with native ferns, Persicaria macrocephala ‘Red Dragon’, various weeds and Gaillardia seedlings of mixed parentage.
Thanks so much for identifying the Persicaria for me I asked the question on Gails blog and saw your answer there.
The aster is A. frikartii ‘Monch’ and the fuchsia flower is Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’.
This just in from Forestfarm Nursery is Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’.