Mountain Fleece Information: How To Grow Mountain Fleece Plants

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Mountain Fleece Information: How To Grow Mountain Fleece Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is mountain fleece? Also known as persicaria, bistort or knotweed, mountain fleece (Persicaria amplexicaulis) is a hardy, upright perennial that produces narrow, bottle brush-like flowers of purple, pink, red or white that last throughout summer and into early fall. Keep reading and we’ll tell you how to grow mountain fleece in your own garden. Mountain Fleece Information Mountain fleece is native to the Himalayas, so it’s no surprise that this tough plant tolerates winters as far north as USDA plant hardiness zone 4. Keep in mind, however, that persicaria doesn’t do well above zone 8 or 9. At maturity, mountain fleece reaches heights of 3 to 4 feet (.91 to 1.2 m.), with a similar spread. This plant is a real charmer in flower beds or borders, or alongside a stream or pond. If you have a rock garden, prairie-style

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