Bistorta amplexicaulis Orange Field ('Orangofield'PBR)
Height x Spread: 100cm x 100cm
'Orange Field' is well named for its unusual flower hue. From late summer deep into autumn it hosts a long lasting and free flowering display of tall spikes smothered with deep brick-red buds that gently open to form tiny coral-orange flowers blushed with white, all over a spreading carpet of slender, mid-green foliage.
Unashamedly informal and naturalistic in habit, it is a stunning choice for a wildlife garden, where it will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators in their droves. Its preference for a moisture retentive soil and ability to thrive in either full sun or part shade, make it perfect for a bog garden, water meadow or the edge of a river where its lovely silhouette will be reflected. A 'go-to' plant for heavy clay, it can even cope with the clay partially drying out in the summer. For a 'cool' theme combine it with whites and pale pinks, or vamp it up a bit with purples and reds.
Synonym Persicaria amplexicaulis Orange Field