General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 30-36 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: If ample rain, and faded flowering stems are cut back, may bloom again in fall.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Common names
  • Mountain Fleece
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Bistorta amplexicaulis
  • Synonym: Persicaria amplexicaulis

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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2018-09-01
Photo by HoosierHarvester
  • Posted by HoosierHarvester on Nov 19, 2014 1:29 PM concerning plant:
    I was very pleased this year (2014) that, because we had so much rainfall, both my Persicaria 'Rosea' and 'Firetail' rebloomed again in fall after being cut back.

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