PlantFiles: Jumpseed, Virginia Knotweed Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 'Painter's Palette'
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Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
I grow this in part shade and the leaf color is creamy, with green and burgundy accents, but mainly cream. It brightens things up a lot, especially when it blooms, in fall. It is quite vigorous and requires no care. It reseeds profusely, but the seedlings are easy to pull out ( and to share!). Seattle.
On Aug 25, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
highly recommend - doesn't seem as aggressive as other Persicaria. i agree with all the other Daver's that it's a great addition to your shade garden for the variegation. the flowers are quite unique and beautiful but you need to be within 10 feet to see them but when you do, they REALLY 'pop' from the vivid color.
On May 11, 2006, boneyween from Shawnee Mission, KS wrote:
If you want something that will naturalize in a dry, shady area, I highly recommend this perennial. I planted two of them several years ago in a mostly vacant bed under a large, dense tree. The soil is very poor and thick with tree roots, so I had a hard time finding things that would thrive there. After a few years of flowering, dozens of seedlings have sprouted in the open areas under the tree. When I planted them, I didn't know they would spread at all, but I am very pleased with the result. The variegated foliage really brightens up the otherwise dim area where little else will tolerate the dry, root-bound, poor soil. The tiny, red flowers in late summer are a nice bonus. Full shade, or at least afternoon shade, is strongly recommended.
On Jun 9, 2002, DarkPhoenix from Sandpoint, ID wrote:
I just wanted to say that they DO bloom in captivity- I've had one in a pot for several years (afraid to put it out til I can manage to propagate it) and it's bloomed the last two years. It's the tricolor variegated, and I grew it from seed, and it's the only seed that germinated. No germination from the seeds it set, either. Not an easy propagator!
On Sep 8, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
The foliage has a striking burgundy (black) chevron marking. The flowers are rather inconspicuous, but will help increase your plants (self-sows readily; plants will come true to parent.)
Some sources indicate the plant does not flower in cultivation, although many gardeners report reliable blooms from 1-year old plants.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Huntsville, Alabama Seale, Alabama Vincent, Alabama Brentwood, California Calistoga, California Clayton, California Fairfield, California Menifee, California Menlo Park, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Parker, Colorado Buffalo Grove, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Oak Park, Illinois Peoria, Illinois Saint Joseph, Illinois South Holland, Illinois Washington, Illinois Galena, Indiana Newburgh, Indiana Milo, Iowa Fairway, Kansas Ewing, Kentucky Kemp Mill, Maryland Naval Academy, Maryland Worcester, Massachusetts Allegan, Michigan Ludington, Michigan Marshall, Michigan Evergreen, Missouri Interlaken, New York Rotterdam, New York Southold, New York Boone, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Flat Rock, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Bolindale, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Rockcreek, Oregon Laflin, Pennsylvania New Freedom, Pennsylvania Christiana, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tullahoma, Tennessee Carrollton, Texas Flower Mound, Texas Dutton, Virginia Evington, Virginia Falmouth, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Mc Lean, Virginia Kalama, Washington Seattle, Washington Spokane, Washington Woodinville, Washington Appleton, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Wild Rose, Wisconsin