Persicaria chinense var. ovalifolium ‘Indian Summer’ Back in stock 2023
An amazing introduction that has become one of our all time favourite, late flowering perennials and was collected by the late, great Michael Wickenden from the Mishmi Hills in India. It was originally introduced as Persicaria 'Indian Summer' (species ex. India) and after some searching we have found that its true identity is Persicaria chinense var. ovalifolium. Vivid pink/red flowers from summer into late autumn and large, rounded leaves that turn a dramatic purple if grown in full sun. It rarely produces seeds (which are individually formed in a black berry) so you would find yourself very fortunate to find a self-sown seedling! Height 55 cm. Average to moist, well-drained soil in sun to part shade.