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How to Plant, Grow and Care for Tovara 'Red Dragon' Plants
An exceptional plant with very striking foliage of burgundy with mint and silver chevrons, aging to dark green with red chevrons. Many white blooms are a wonderful contrast to the foliage.
A beautiful foliage perennial. Pointy heart-shaped leaves are medium green with a silvery V-shaped marking, and a bronze centre. Plants are mounding, bearing sprays of tiny white flowers in late summer. An excellent foliage plant in the border, and especially good in tubs or mixed containers. The gorgeous bronze to plum shades of the leaves blends well with nearly anything! In cold winter climates this plant is well worth growing as a foliage accent, treating it as an annual or wintering indoors in pots
Red Dragon Fleeceflower is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage. This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; Spreading Red Dragon Fleeceflower is recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use Mass Planting Groundcover Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens Bog Gardens Container Planting Plant Characteristics: Red Dragon Fleeceflower will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.
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Smartweed, Knotweed, Fleeceflower Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) Height x width: 24" x 30-40" Growth rate: vigorous but not invasive as many other relatives (sterile so not seed invasive, non-stoloniferous so not root invasive) Foliage: main feature of this cultivar, being deep burgundy in early spring with dark and mint or white-edged center ("chevron"); in summer may be a blend of burgundy, red and silver; color varies with temperature, being more intense in sun and heat; elongated heart-shaped 1-1.5" wide and 3-4" long; dark red stems and often pink central vein Flowers: none significant Hardiness: USDA zones 4-9 Soil: tolerates most including heavy clay Light: sun or shade