After a summer of popping up in various vases I though it was about time that persicaria stood on on their own two feet and had a vase of their own. Flowering all summer, they come in a range of pink and pinky red shades as well as white, not forgetting the forms grown more for their foliage.
In this chunky blue glass vase are Persicaria Fat Domino, Blackfield, Jo and Guido, Rosea, Alba, Donald Lownde and Firetail against the foliage of Red Dragon, but there are also others that did not make it today. I am fond of them all, and especially love the big and bold Fat Domino and the dark Blackfield, but the fine and wispy Alba and Rosea have a subtle appeal too. As for the Dragon, I have sung his praises many a time and his popularity is still up there with all the others. The vase was photographed inside today, against the backdrop of a vintage quilt, and the tiny articulated figure who has accompanied vases before is showing that despite his disability he can still stand on his own two feet.
Autumn was very prevalent in last week’s vases but with late summer blooms hanging on too and not forgetting the spring flowers of the southern hemisphere. Wherever you are in the world, you are welcome to join us on IAVOM, finding material from your own garden to pop in a vase or jam jar to bring you pleasure during the week. We would love to see what you can find so please consider sharing it with us by leaving links to and from this post.