Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

Firetail Bistort

Herbaceous Perennial

Mountain fleece (Persicaria 'Firetail') is a vigorous perennial with magenta pink bloom spires. Best in gardens that can provide it some elbow room. If you have the space, it's a durable, long-blooming addition to mixed border planting schemes where you desire a spot of vivid color.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun


Size: 30 - 42 tall x 30 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Flowers, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Magenta / Deep Pink, Red
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos