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Growing Persicaria in a pot

peteSpeteS Posts: 495
Has anyone grown Persicaria amplexicaulis. I've heard it can be a bit of a spreader once it gets going though; for that reason I'd like to try and grow it in a pot. Any suggestions.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 23,513
    It will spread if happy but be controllable.  I wouldn't grow it in a pot.  It's not imposing enough to be a single subject but is great when allowed to mingle and cover the ground.

    The foliage goes red in a good autumn and stays that way in a mild winter.  The flowers open pale pink and "fade" to stronger reds and russets.  Great weed suppressor and a good foil for taller plants.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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