Jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Persicaria virginiana Accepted
Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 16-24 inches
Plant Spread: 16-32 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile


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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-06-11
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Location: Grantville, GeorgiaDate: 072614
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Location: Grantville, GeorgiaDate: 07262014
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Posted by abhege (Grantville, GA - Zone 8a) on Aug 28, 2014 3:28 PM

Likes a shady site, but will tolerate quite a bit of sun. This plant has grown to about 2' tall without the flower spikes. The blooms are insignificant, little red bumps on the stems. I like the striping in the foliage, even though it fades somewhat as the plant gets larger. Mine has reseeded easily, without becoming invasive.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ID needed by hostanquilts May 24, 2016 9:44 PM 2
Is this a houseplant growing outside? by Natalie Jul 27, 2014 7:31 PM 26
Here comes spring.... bring it on!!!!!!!! by Paul2032 Apr 21, 2013 8:57 PM 15
perennial peeking their heads ! by duane456 Mar 19, 2013 8:42 AM 48

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