Persicaria 'Alba'
Persicaria 'Alba'
Persicaria 'Alba'
Persicaria 'Alba'

Persicaria 'Alba'

"White bistort"

Persicaria 'Alba'

1 bare root — £3.48

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Description

Create a contrast with this sleek white-flowered Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'. Simple but showy, its upright stems are topped with wispy white tails of flowers, making a marvellous mismatch in habit as well as hue when situated in an idyllic mixed border with flowers of various shapes and colours. What’s more, this variety is nectar rich, meaning bees and butterflies will love it - perfect if you’re gardening with wildlife in mind.

If you’re looking for something resilient and easy, this brawny character will come up trumps. Persicaria 'Alba' loves a sunny spot and can deal with drought or exposure too. Once established it forms a sturdy clump which jets into action of from the beginning of the season with gorgeous grassy foliage, followed by a fanfare of flowering stems which last right through the summer.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Persicaria 'Alba' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "White bistort" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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