Bistorta officinalis - (Persicaria bistorta) – Common Bistort

Common Bistort is a garden worthy British native perennial. At the base of the plant is a clump of elongated oval leaves on long winged stalks. Rising up through these is the flowering stem which can reach a height of about 75cm and is topped with a club like spike of rose pink flowers which are in bloom from late spring to autumn.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 200 Yorkshire Currently unavailable


Habitat Information
Common Bistort is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial associated with damp, slightly acidic soils in pastures, hay meadows, river-banks and other areas of quite tall, lush growth. It can survive periods of drought by losing its leaves and going dormant, growing again when conditions improve.

Growing Information
Best sown in the autumn but can be established throughout the year.
It can be a bit vigorous if conditions suit but rarely becomes a problem.


Species currently unavailable or of restricted availability

Sorry, this species is currently unavailable to order as a single item as we have no stock. For more information please see availability note above.


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£/100g -
£/10g £47.50
£/1g £5.00