Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'

Meadow Bistort

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (aka 'Superbum') – Large light pink knobs in the shape of elongated gumdrops nod above simple, pointed, coarse green leaves in summer. Each flower head is packed dense with small florets forming the showy bottle brushes. Particularly effective when planted en masse Red Bistort is a really good, relatively unknown, tough clumper that should be better known in gardens. Site in lots of sun in draining fertile soil that holds some moisture between rains. From a broad swath of the Old World and Asia Persicaria bistorta is found in southern Scotland and England with pockets found in parts of northern Europe, Siberia, the Himalayas and Japan. Another common moniker is Meadow Bistort. Established pot from cutting or division.


Height:

22-30 in

Spread:

22-28 in

Colors:

Medium Pink

Zone:

3 to 8(9)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Natural Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Massing
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Cutting Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Average
  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • Himalayas
  • Great Britain
  • Siberia
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Eurasia

Propagated By

  • Cutting
  • Division