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rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9283161

This picture shows two "Golden Arrows" persicaria. For me they began to bloom in late August and it will continue into October. These plants receive very little direct sunlight and still they flower and their bright green foliage lights up a darker area. I really love this variety...highly recommended.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9283234

That is really gorgeous. And what a great fall blooming plant. Can there ever be enough of them?
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9283743

Thanks Donna. It is one of my favourite plants and because of this I have too many of them. In fact I bet I had already posted about this particular persicaria on DG prior to this new thread...a bit embarrassing if that is the case.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9283787

Ah, but I didn't catch it before! Better twice than not at all.

I love discovering new plants, especially the favorites of people who have things that I really like.
CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

September 23, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9283861

The color of the foliage with those bright pink wands is very striking for shady areas.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9283920

Rouge, I've been afraid to try persicaria again after being burned by an overly aggressive thug many years ago.
This one is well behaved?
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9284057

Exactly Cindy.

Weerobin, this particular periscaria is completely well behaved.

And it has been my experience that "Golden Arrow" does best in (much) less than full sun...say 3 to 4 hours of morning soleil.

CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

September 24, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9285312

Ach! I wish I got decent morning sun. Too many trees beyond the property line. Most of my sun comes in the afternoon.
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9285520

Cindy, if it is 3 to 4 hours of afternoon sun I would still go for it. In fact it is often advertised as "Full sun to part sun" so with adequate water it should work.
CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

September 25, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9285817

This summer, my afternoon sun has been quite hot and we've had far more sunny, clear days than normal. Maybe I could plant it further back towards the tree line to moderate. I'm still adjusting to the removal of two oaks last fall, letting a lot more light from the west into the various beds. Due to have another tree removed in a few weeks which will probably let in even more light. Only having trees removed for safety issues as they're getting pretty old with lots of dead wood.

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