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Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Painter's Palette'


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Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Painter's Palette' - Yeah, yeah. I know, I know... now get OVER yourself AND the snarling snob living within you and let me explain why I believe this to be a most worthy shade to semi-shade plant for your consideration... The leaves are simply gorgeous. And in shade where they are especially beautiful with all of those irregular creamy to white markings they illuminate otherwise potentially dead, receding dark green sections filled with gloom! Gloom, I tell you. GLOOM!!! Late season arching spires many inches long support tiny rice-grain florets which en masse are pretty like a Perseid Meteor Shower in red above the green and white leaves with violet-purple chevrons in evidence. Lovely! It's easy to satisfy and problem-free in average to fertile soil. It's a damned sight better than the noxious weeds that will readily swamp that somewhat over-looked shady spot at the edges of your shade garden. If it self-sows (and if happy it will) unwanted volunteers are easily pulled up and can be discarded on your compost heap... Now, aren't you just a little ashamed of yourselves, hmm???? The species, Persicaria virginiana, occurs over all of the eastern half of North America. Where 'Painter's Palette' was found and named we do not know. Open, dappled to part shade this is a perennial if sited in moist, fertile ground will tolerate nearly full sun. Established potted plants from cuttings or seed grown made / selected from our most variegated individuals. So, just do it! And if your garden clubbers come by just feign ignorance and exclaim, "Oh my God! I don't know how they got there... where did they come from???" while you secretly chortle within. Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh.


18-36 in


18-30 in




(3b?)4 to 8(9?)
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Item Description Price  
PERSPAIN Periscaria virg. 'Painter's Palette' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $11.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Painter's Palette'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Cutting Garden
  • Border
  • Cottage Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Woodland
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown