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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Taurus’
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Taurus’
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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Taurus’

Mountain Fleeceflower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.406.570

The Mountain Fleeceflowers are tough carefree plants, widely used in European gardens, and now becoming more familiar here in North America. This selection forms a bushy, spreading, medium-sized clump of shiny, leathery green leaves, bearing long spikes of fluffy, crimson-red flowers beginning in midsummer and continuing right through to the fall. Wonderful for massing in boggy areas or at the waterside. Also suitable as a groundcover and in mixed containers or tubs. Excellent for cutting. Easily divided in early spring. For best performance provide shade and extra moisture in warm summer regions. Shear back the spent flowers in fall, if desired. From Blooms of Bressingham®. USPP#9682: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Taurus’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
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
  Ground Cover
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate