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 capitata
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 red-tinged, green leaves, each with a vivid pink margin and with a central, mahogany-red, v-shaped blotch. The stems are fuchsia. Small, spherical inflorescences of pink flowers appear in summer.