Persicaria virginiana ‘Lance Corporal’ Seeds


Persicaria are commonly known as knotweeds, smartweeds or jumpseeds.  Stunning red flowers on red spikes appear late in the season on these hardy, herbaceous perennials. They are easy to grow and ideal for borders or as ground cover. The best flower and leaf color is achieved when grown in full sun. ‘Lance Corporal’ sports wonderful foliage, with a dark red chevron shaped flash on each leaf and bright red fine spikes of flowers in masses in Autumn.  These seeds ship year-round, order today!

QTY of Seeds per package: 15

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Noteworthy Characteristics

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.

Garden Uses

Red flower spikes are striking.  Use in beds and borders. Wildflower gardens. Cottage gardens. Herb gardens.

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Persicaria
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 36″
Spread: 24″ – 36″
Bloom Time: July to October
Bloom Description: Eye-catching Red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought


Additional information

Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal' Seeds

15 Seeds