Long flowering smartweed in pale pink ears rewarded with an award of garden merit. Deciduous. Good port to ground cover draws fresh ground or edge of water. Rapid growth by stolons. Fresh soil, clay.
Variety persicaria virginiana that deserves its name of "painter's palette" because the foliage is stained a whole gradation of green, cream, yellow and pink. Gracious spikes of red flowers rubies very long and very thin. Drained soil, moderately dry to fresh.