A ground cover dombre persistent, slowly colonizing shady areas of the garden. Leathery leaves, with toothed lextrémité, of a nice dark green vegetable water money. Flowers white males in thin spikes. Soil humus.
L "firebird" sets the tone for this bright red penstemon that will shine all summer in massive .fleurs in beautiful bells hanging in bunches. Any well-drained soil in winter. Prune clumps in spring after the frost.
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.