Persicaria affine Darjeeling Red
Darjeeling Red is a semi-evergreen perennial producing erect spikes of long-lasting small bell-shaped pink flowers that turn red as they mature.
A low spreading plant which makes it’s a great choice for ground cover. Also suitable for along a pond edge as it requires moisture retentive soil.
Flowers can be used as cut flowers.
Details Persicaria affine Darjeeling Red
- Covers bare spots quickly
- Dense Growth
- Blooms: June – October
- Flower colour: red
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 11 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
How to take care of Affine Darjeeling Red
Suitable for the rock garden or along a ponds edge. This plant prefers a damp place, but can be fairly drought tolerant once established. Requires a sunny spot and a moderately rich soil. It can tolerate partial shade too.
Grows generally quite fast and can grow to very large clumps which needs dividing every 2 -3 seasons. In spring, take the plant out of the ground and cut the clump into several pieces. Each piece needs some leaves and some roots to plant back down.
Plant them back in the ground immediately after splitting. Never let the roots dry out. Generally disease-free. Deadhead spent flower spikes. Clean up decaying leaves of perennials around the plant to avoid suffocating the plant.