Persicaria 'Fat Domino'
Persicaria 'Fat Domino'
Persicaria 'Fat Domino'
Persicaria 'Fat Domino'
Persicaria 'Fat Domino'
Persicaria 'Fat Domino'

Persicaria 'Fat Domino'

"Red bistort"

Persicaria 'Fat Domino'

1 bare root — £3.48

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Make a big impression with impressive Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino' (or Red Bistort), a burly character with a spirited flair of enthusiasm, perfectly suited to mixed sunny borders and cottage gardens. Throwing out a fountain of long, rigid stems each topped with a tail-like cluster of crimson blooms, it’s impressive without being hard work. Fast growing and relatively quick to establish, even in year one it rattles things up with some clout!

This Persicaria variety has almost a grassy appeal to it, with chunky sword-like leaves starting at the base of each stem. Over the years it forms a good clump with multiple stems, appearing as a soft haze of pink from a distance, also attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies. A gorgeous addition for a mixed flower border where it’ll proudly stand its ground with a sturdy, upright display during summer every year. Being resilient and drought tolerant, Persicaria 'Fat Domino' is also a good one for trendy gravel gardens.

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 'Fat Domino'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    1-1.2m

  • 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 'Fat Domino' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Red 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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