Persicaria amplexicaulis Firedance
P. Firedance when in flower will be a plant name you will not be able to forget. Everyone who sees it wants to know what it is
The flowers are an eye-catching shade of bright salmon-red. It is hard to define the tone, but whatever you decide to call it, you will all agree that it is beautiful.
The flower heads are made up of numerous tiny bell-shaped flowers tightly clustered in a cylindrical spike. They are borne from mid-summer to autumn on stems that rise 60 cm from clumps of semi-evergreen leaves. These are lance-shaped, and light to mid-green in colour and are slightly puckered.
While this plant is a steady spreader, it is more compact than many of its relations, and it is not considered to be invasive in any way. If mass planted Persicaria Firedance looks stunning, and it makes dense groundcover in sun or partial shade and prefers a moist soil, though it will grow in drier soils, but not as vigorously as long as it is not too hot.