Bistorta amplexicaule ‘Speciosa’ – Polygonaceae (Wild varieties: Europe, Asia)
(= Polygonum amplexicaule ‘Speciosum’ , P. amplexicaule ‘Fire Tail’)
Habit: Large bushy clumps, arching, forming rhizomes.
Size: Tufts of leaves 60-80 cm tall, 80-100 wide, flowers 120 cm tall; number/m²: 1-3.
Flowers: Long spikes, deep salmon pink, July to October.
Leaves: Lanceolate to rounded, encompassing the stalk, deep green, deciduous.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, shady, adaptable, frost hardy.
Soil: Fresh to damp, well-drained, nutritious, loamy-sandy, sandy-humic.