Persicaria runcinata Needham's form


Conservation Plant - HPS Number P196




Conservation Plant


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  • Introduced: 2017
  • By: Shropshire Group
  • Date added to the website: 9th Jun 2023
  • Date updated on the website: 7th Nov 2023

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Conservation Scheme information for Persicaria runcinata Needham’s form



  • ID: P196
  • Introduced: 2017
  • By: Shropshire Group
  • Reason: Brought to UK from Nepal by plant explorer, Edward Needham, of Tregye Gardens in Cornwall and introduced to cultivation by John Carter of Rowden Gardens, Devon in 1990’s. It is possibly a hybrid that occurred naturally.
  • Verified by: Purchased from Bide-a-Wee Cottage Nursery and matches images on the internet.
  • Description: Compact plant, semi-evergreen trailing plant.
  • Dimensions: 15cm x 60cm
  • Flowers: Tiny bell-shaped clear pink flowers are held in almost spherical clusters, 0.5cm-1cm across, on trailing reddish stems and borne over a long period.
  • Foliage: Mid-green, semi-evergreen leaves on red stems. Leaf blades are pinnatifid, with triangular terminal lobe
  • Soil: Acidic to neutral rich soil that is consistently moist, but not water-logged.
  • Aspect: Full sun or part-shade
  • Pests: Generally no problems.
  • Cultivation: Can tolerate a shaded position but flowers best with some sun and shelter from drying winds.
  • Propagation: Stems form roots at nodes where it is good contact with the ground. New plants can then be separated from the parent plant to grow on.

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Articles and Publications linked to this genus


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Shade Monthly January 2016 by Joe Sime
Publication: Shade Monthly
Edition: Shade Monthly January 2016

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Shade Monthly February 2016 by Joe Sime
Publication: Shade Monthly
Edition: Shade Monthly February 2016

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Shade Monthly – Special Epimedium Edition by Joe Sime
Publication: Shade Monthly
Edition: Shade Monthly – Special Epimedium Edition

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Making the most of polypodiums in the garden by Helen Picton
Publication: The Hardy Plant
Edition: Vol. 45 No 1 Spring 2024

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Front Cover Geranium phaeum “Lily Lovell” – Michael Hipp by Clare Foggett
Publication: Cornucopia
Edition: 53: Spring 2024

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Flora study trip to Nepal by Misako Kasahara
Publication: KBBS
Edition: Flora study trip to Nepal

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Flora study trip to Nepal by Misako Kasahara
Publication: KBBS
Edition: Flora study trip to Nepal

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American gardens – Missouri and New York City by Chris Taylor
Publication: The Hardy Plant
Edition: Vol. 45 No 1 Spring 2024

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Agapanthus and the Love Hate Relationship by Janet Sleep
Publication: Cornucopia
Edition: 24: Autumn 2009

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A Cretan Odyssey: In Search of Hyacinthinae, Narcissus and Cyclamen by Hannah Hall, George Ryan, Dr Alastair Culham and Evita Kypraki University of Reading
Publication: KBBS
Edition: A Cretan Odyssey: In Search of Hyacinthinae, Narcissus and Cyclamen

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A Cretan Odyssey: In Search of Hyacinthinae, Narcissus and Cyclamen by Hannah Hall, George Ryan, Dr Alastair Culham and Evita Kypraki University of Reading
Publication: KBBS
Edition: A Cretan Odyssey: In Search of Hyacinthinae, Narcissus and Cyclamen

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