Sunday, September 20, 2009
Painter's Palette - Persicaria virginiana
Painter's Palette is a great plant to add a pop of color to your shade garden. It will grow in shade and in dry locations. Painter's Palette has leaves with a great marbling color to them. In fall it blooms with the tiny red flowers seen in the photos. Painter's Palette grows under my maples, which is a hard place for any plant to grow. It does spread, very slowly here in Wisconsin. I have had the plant in the picture for 4 years, and so you can see it does not spread out of control like other persicarias can.