A trendy cultivar from Piet Oudolf that is far from this species’ weedy reputation! It creates a dancing affect in gardens on windy days.
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firedance’ (Knotweed ‘Firedance’) is a cultivar from Piet Oudolf that is native to the Himalayas, China, and Pakistan. It holds tiny rose red flowers that bloom June to September on narrow pencil-thin, long-stalked spikes. The leaves are often multi-colored and often marked with dark circles and silver chevrons.
Plants of this genus (Persicaria) are known commonly as smartweed, knotweed, fleece flower, or buckwheat.
|Botanical Name||Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firedance’|
|Common Name||knotweed ‘Firedance’|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||summer, fall|
|Height and Spread||2-3ft x 1.5-2.5ft (60-90cm x 45-75cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Native range: Himalayas. Introduced by Piet Oudolf.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southeast Dark Plate, East Dark Plate|