3 responses to “Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’”

  1. Bobbie

    Daniel, I am reminded ever so often to voice my appreciation of your daily botanical photos and comment. I am just an ordinary person and I have learned so much over the year(s) I have been visiting here. Thank you!

  2. Beverley

    Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ – Z5 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ – Z5-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ – Z4-7 – Kemper Center for Home Gardening

  3. Karen Vaughan, L.Ac.

    From Blooms Online:
    “Fleece Flower belongs to what is commonly known as the Smartweed Family which has some unsavory cousins such as the lawn and garden weeds, Knotweed and Lady’s Thumb. Recently, the genus of this plant has changed to Persicaria from the original Polygonum. Perhaps there is an attempt to distance the fine ornamental plants of this family from their less popular relatives. ”
    Now, to an herbalist, smartweeds are not considered unsavory. On the contrary, the flowers add a crunch to salads and the leaves, consumed when young, add a peppermint like to merely lettuce-like salad green. Haven’t tried the cultivar though.

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