Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants: Persicaria microcephala

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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Jan 24, 2016 9:51 AM CST
I nominate persicaria microcephala. I have one in my garden, passed to me 'over the garden gate' by another gardener. I am not even sure which persicaria it is.....I can't locate it on line. So perhaps I can't really nominate it because I am unsure of its provenance so to speak. I would like to nominate this plant because it has very interesting multi-colored foliage; an important feature for shade plants. Its leaves are white/green/& maroon. In my garden it has more white than anything else & this makes it very eye-catching. If any one can better identify it, please let me know. It does bloom, very interesting, stems with tiny bright pink/maroon balls attached. No actual 'flower' in the usual way.
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I am new to this forum....I do not know how to link this post to the plant data base. I'll try this copy & paste: Persicaria microcephala
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Jan 25, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Cayuga, is this your plant?

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