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Persicaria - amplexicaulis 'Firetail' / fleece flower

    Persicaria - amplexicaulis 'Firetail' / fleece flower


    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' is a popular perennial with bright red flowers that bloom from midsummer to early fall.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 in)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Flower color: Bright red
    • Flowering period: Midsummer to early fall
    • Foliage: Lance-shaped, dark green
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-draining soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' is a great addition to borders, cottage gardens, or as a cut flower in floral arrangements.

    This hardy perennial is easy to grow and low maintenance. It is also resistant to deer and rabbits.

    Companion Plants:

    1. Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower): The bright pink blooms of Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' contrast beautifully with the purple petals of Echinacea purpurea. Both plants prefer similar growing conditions, making them great companions in a sunny garden bed.
    2. Salvia nemorosa (Woodland Sage): Salvia nemorosa's tall blue-violet spikes provide a lovely vertical element that complements the mounding habit of Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail.' Both plants are easy to care for and attract pollinators, making them great additions to a wildlife-friendly garden.
    3. Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (Stonecrop): The rust-colored blooms of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' pair nicely with the vibrant red of Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail.' Both plants are drought-tolerant and prefer well-drained soil, making them a great duo for a sunny rock garden or xeriscape.

    Care Instructions:
    Plant Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' in a sunny or partially shaded location in moist, well-draining soil. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering. Cut back the foliage in the fall to prepare for winter.

    Final Thoughts:
    Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' is a beautiful, low-maintenance perennial that adds vibrant color to any garden. Its resistance to deer and rabbits makes it a great choice for gardens with wildlife. Pair it with Echinacea, Daylilies, or Meadow Sage for a stunning display.