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Common Name: Persicaria, Tovara      Latin Name: Persicaria virginiana      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Persicaria virginiana

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Category: Perennial
Family: POLYGONACEAE
Genus: Persicaria
species: virginiana
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 2 feet tall and wide
Growth habit: Rounded clump
Foliage: Alternate, simple, ovate, entire, and 4 inches long. Dark green foliage with distinctive brick-red or ivory-yellow variegation, often in a v-shape across the center of the leaf
Flowers: Small brownish flowers are borne in thin spikes – not showy
Culture: Partly shaded area with abundant moisture. Protedt from wind, which may damage delicate leaves
Pests and problems: Not tolerant of summer heat or drought
Uses: Used as a tall groundcover, or massed or edging in shaded borders.
Propagation: Division in fall or spring
Cultivars:
‘Painters Pallette’ – a reddish V runs across the center of the leaf. The leaf itself is creamy white with areas of green and pink, as seen here.
‘Red Dragon’ - plum-colored leaves are marked with chevrons in shades of red, mint green, silver, and burgundy. Individual leaves can measure 4 to 6 inches long. Foliage colors can vary with the temperature, and sometimes turn greener in the hotter months.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics: star rating Native
Availability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingHigh Availability
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 42
Persicaria virginiana Persicaria_leaf.JPG
Unique chevron colorations on the Persicaria leaf
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Persicaria leaf bud
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Persicaria virginiana plant
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.858159966666700 Longitude: -84.228385016666700] Specimen: 2376
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.858174700000000 Longitude: -84.228222633333300] Specimen: 2377
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd Cleveland OH 44106
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.512400783333300 Longitude: -81.610374183333300] Specimen: 2899
Persicaria virginiana ClevelandBotPersicariaVirginiana.JPG
Persicara on trail edge
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
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Persicara on trail edge
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
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