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Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra'

Meadow Bistort

Plant Type:


Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' - Large deeper bubble gum pink spikes than those of 'Superba' in the shape of elongated gumdrops nod above simple, pointed, coarse green leaves in summer. 'Hohe Tatra' also flowers later than 'Superba' extending the season should both be planted. Each flower head is packed dense with small florets forming the showy bottle brushes. New foliage loses luster right after flowering but is replaced with new leaves shortly. It should be said that the foliage isn't as good looking as 'Superba' but no one is actually growing this species for the leaves... I guess until a mutant or two either variegates or lacinates or oooo: both! Persicaria bistorta is tough, showy, forgiving, useful and should be better known... C'mon people!! Particularly effective when planted en masse Red Bistort or Meadow Bistort is best sited in lots of sun planted in draining fertile soil that holds some moisture between rains. From a broad swath of the Old World and Asia Persicaria bistorta is found in southern Scotland and England with pockets found in parts of northern Europe, Siberia, the Himalayas and Japan. 'Hohe Tatra' appears to have been selected from a population in the Tatras in Slowakei, formerly part of Czechoslovakia. Established pot from cutting or division.


22-30 in


22-28 in




3 to 8(9)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Cutting Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Massing
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Draining


  • Czechoslovakia

Propagated By

  • Division