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Bistorta officinalis 'Superba'

Bistorta officinalis 'Superba'


Some will say it looks too much like a weed! But we love this plant, it looks amazing in Peter's garden amongst grasses, Cirsium, Geraniums and Salvias.  I have just planted it in mine and it filling out already.  Quick to spread so it is a great ground cover plant that tolerates most conditions.  Loved by the bees and other pollinators too.

Fully hardy and very easy to grow.

  • Common Name

    Persicaria bistorta 'Superba', Common Bistort

  • Height and Spread

    0.9m x 0.6m

  • Cultivation

    This is a very tolerant plant, growing in full sun or part / dappled shade, moist but well drained soil.  Cut back after flowering.

    Divisions can be done in early spring or autumn and will take easily.

  • Additional information


    Good for pollinators

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