compare and contrast "Dimity" and Darjeeling Red"

rouge21_gw(5)August 11, 2013

Today I saw at the nursery Persicaria "Darjeeling Red". In its small container and small size it looks identical to Persicaria "Dimity". As far as I can tell these are two distinct varieties of Persicaria. By chance do any GW members know their differences at full size?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

can i knock this one down

after 12 days..

w/o guilt???

ken

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 6:39PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Sorry rouge, I don't grow either of these!

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 8:22PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Not helpful since it is neither of the two cultivars you inquire about but....I grow 'Himalayan Border Jewel', which is pretty similar looking to both ((from what I can tell with the online pics of the others)). Its a very nice plant. Took absolutely forever for it to bloom though.

Honestly, you would have to probably see them all growing in the same garden to tell a difference. If there is the slightest difference in color, size, or form a breeder is sure to slap a new name on it and introduce it to the market, lol.
CMK

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 4:35PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Hey Doug- I stumbled across this blog article that compares those two Persicarias...thought you might be interested.
CMK

Here is a link that might be useful: Link here

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 1:11PM
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gazania_gw

christinmk, that site sure has a wealth of information! All in one place and so easy to find what you are looking for. That 'Randy' sure put a lot of work into it, thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 4:14PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

-gazania, you're welcome. I know, I had to put that site on my favorites to look it over at leisure this fall/winter! Looks like it will be a wealth of info...
CMK

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 7:44PM
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