Persicaria virginiana ‘Lance Corporal’, commonly known as jumpseed, knotweed or smartweed.
‘Lance Corporal’ is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial bearing ovate, bright green leaves with a prominent, dark red to black, chevron-shaped mark in the center of each leaf. The leaf looks reminiscent of a prayer plant, with a chartreuse green leaf and a large maroon chevron through the center. Slender, loose racemes of green flowers that turn bright red will bloom in late summer and early autumn.
Upright growing with a clean habit and reaching 36″. Self-seeds. Blends well with woodland plants. Adds color to the shade garden.
No serious insect or disease problems. Deer resistant.
Red flower spikes are striking. Use in beds and borders. Wildflower gardens. Cottage gardens. Herb gardens.