Name: Jennifer 48036 MI (Zone 6b) jvdubb Jun 17, 2014 8:58 PM CST. I've had it for years, love it and never knew what to call it. I bought it many years ago at a now-defunct big box store (Frank's Nursery & Crafts) where they had no idea what it was. Never ever saw this or any of it's plainer varieties in the 8 years we lived in N. Virginia. It seems to grow on runners, not spread from seeds. View picture of Persicaria, Jumpseed, Variegated Virginia Knotweed 'Painter's Palette' (Persicaria virginiana) at Dave's Garden. We keep pulling it out. The narrow blossoms are up to 4 inches long, and are held on long stalks above pointed, slightly puckered leaves. Your name Details 'Painter's Palette' is a clump-forming perennial to 90cm tall, with ovate leaves to 15cm long, boldly and irregularly splashed with yellow, and with a central deep red chevron; wispy spikes of tiny greenish flowers open in late summer and early autumn Prefers but doesn't demand fertile, moist soils. I have grown this plant in the suburban Detroit area, Zone 5, for over ten years, and find it to be virtually carefree to grow. In late summer, airy and vibrant deep-pink spikes of … The next spring it will burst out of the ground and be in bloom with the iris in late May. The leaves are solid green with the burgundy/chocolate markings, but no white variegation. Description Painter’s Palette is a vigorous perennial that is grown primarily for its attractive, variegated foliage. Can I split the root system without harming the plant, as I would like to propagate this plant out in the open. When should I clip the seed stems? In Stock. to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if It seeds around a bit, but not enough to be a nuisance, and brightens up the scene in unexpected places. polymorpha) to the ground-hugging, tiny-leaved Persicaria vacciniifolia. Tiny red flowers appear on wispy stems late in the season; deadhead to prevent reseeding. It is the Painter's palette which I found by googling variegated+leaves+"tiny+red+flowers" and it was on the second page. Thanks so much for answering so quickly, Rob! Painter’s Palette knotweed (. Tell a friend about Persicaria virginiana (Woodland Knotweed) Your Name: Your Email Address: Your Friend's Email Address: Message: Join Our Newsletter. //2006-11-28: bottombar Grown for its fantastic foliage, each leaf is painted with swirls of green and creamy white accented by a burgundy chevron. Although we have read that it is hard to grow in some areas it seems to spread uncontrollably in our garden. Great site! Its beautiful! (Formerly Tovara) This is grown for its colourful foliage. A striking plant with most unusual markings on the leaves. From a fist-size division Persicaria polymorpha should give you a blooming plant in the first season. A other pretty plant but not sure of the name, With a simple sketch, basic tools and the right plants, you’ll be on your way to growing your first flowers or edibles, Don’t let summer’s heat go to your head. Each leaf is splashed variously with pink, cream, black and red, just like a painter's palette. beats mowing! , PlantLinks to other web pages about Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's palette', ordinary garden soil, grows best when not too dry, give 4-6 weeks cold, then germinate at room temperature. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Sometimes you need something different to liven up the shade-garden tapestry of ferns, hostas and hellebores. Persicaria virginiana 'Painters Palette' Painter's Palette is a beautiful mound of foliage variegated in cream, chocolate and green. Cold treatment appears to be necessary, and germination is rather low - sow several times the number of plants required. appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. This isn’t the highly invasive knotweed that threatens to engulf both ornamental and native plantings, but a better-behaved relative. leave feedback about this particular page. February 01, 2009 html markups. They have bold mahogany chevron patches and red leaf stalks. Suggested uses. Seed from '02 garden. Has anyone else noticed that these are very slow-growing plants> I'm afraid that they won't mature by the time fall arrives.