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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Pink Elephant’
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Pink Elephant’
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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Pink Elephant’

Mountain Fleeceflower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.406.520

Mountain Fleeceflower is a total workhorse in the garden, providing showy spikes of flowers for weeks on end from midsummer onward. This is the first truly compact selection, with bottlebrush spikes in a pleasing warm shade of pink. Great in in containers, in mid-border and also excellent for cutting. Easy and reliable over a wide range of climates. This is a plant that more gardeners should be growing! An introduction from breeder Chris Ghyselen of Belgium. Sometimes listed as Bistorta amplexicaulis. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Pink Elephant’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.