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What is this plant please?

This is growing in the greenhouse and may be a weed but I hope not as it is very pretty and I would like to add it to pots and use as ground cover under shrubs etc.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

    It looks like a Persicaria bistorta, but there are lots and I don't know which one this is image

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    1. imageMany thanks.  You are right, I have looked needed for tommies!
  • Sorry I appeared to have chopped some of my answer.  Should have read ... You are right, I have looked it up and it is Persicaria Capitata (as Edd says) and I shall be planting it in the greenhouse as that is needed for tommies!  Thank you both.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

    I spent a lot of my childhood hoeing sugar beet fields by hand and there's a wild persicaria that loves those conditions - it's ingrained in my memory - there was a pull-out of arable weeds from the Farmers Weekly on the wall in the boot room! 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • imagePerhaps it is a wild plant but it is rather lovely and I have already transplanted some of it in a little rockery.

    Thank you everyone.

     

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