Genus of annual and perennial, rhizomatous herbs, grown for their flowers or for their ornamental foliage. Many os the species are weeds.
Latin name: Persicaria amplexicaulis "Firetail"
Grow in full sun or partial shade, in moist soils.
Plant in groups for ground-covering, in rock gardens or in flowerpots.
Easily propagated by rhizome division.
Semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial with green foliage and narrow, upright inflorescences of red flowers in summer.