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peteSpeteS Posts: 881
I was delighted to see how my local council had created mini flower meadows made up of a mixture of wild flowers and garden annuals. The overall effect is delightful, but could someone ID this pink flower for me, as this is a planting scheme I intend to use in my own garden next year. Thank you.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,736
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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,803
    It's the common form of persicaria.

    More attractive versions are available and just as good for pollinators,  eg which has several forms with different shades of red flowers

    or this one which is shorter and can be evergreen in a mild winter, makes very good ground cover and its leaves go red in autumn 

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 7,939
    edited August 2020
    Its common name is bistort.  In west Yorks it's known as "Easter Ledges", and the young leaves are cooked with nettles and oatmeal to make "dock pudding", which is eaten with bacon... there's a world dock pudding championship too, believe it or not...
    Edited to say:  bistort is perennial, but it looks to me as if the majority of flowers in the photo are annuals, so you'd need to re-seed each year (or make sure the flowers ran to seed and sowed themselves).
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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