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|'Firetail' Mountain Fleece|
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Heart-shaped green leaves form a bushy havit about three feet tall. Then thin red spikes emerge above the foliage. Spikes lighten with time to dark pink as they open. Loons nice in groups or as a hedge. Not invasive, but give it room to grow. Jelitto and Schacht suggest using it in borders and open sites or as a background for medium-high asters.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded
Plant Use: In beds and borders. Plant in groups or as a hedge.
Width: Minimum: 24 inches Maximum: 48 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Susceptible to Japanese beetles, but easily recovers. Native to N. Europe.