Is the painters palette an American native plant? It self seeds prolifically and provides give away plants on a regular basis. Those of you who are having problems with extreme invasiveness may not have P. virginiana but a similar plant in the knotweed family (Polygonum). The narrow blossoms are up to 4 inches long, and are held on long stalks above pointed, slightly puckered leaves. They have bold mahogany chevron patches and red leaf stalks. google_color_border = "A8DDA0"; document.write(''); I visited the breeder of my cocker puppy last year, and she pulled up a plant when I expressed interest. This isn’t the highly invasive knotweed that threatens to engulf both ornamental and native plantings, but a better-behaved relative. For the benefit of other visitors Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Persicaria, Jumpseed, … It has been classified and reclassified. It seeds around a bit, but not enough to be a nuisance, and brightens up the scene in unexpected places. This is said to not be as invasive as Japanese knotweed but having purchased a house with this problem, I find it hard to believe. Faced with an Please submit your comment as plain text. One was about 4 inches tall and was about 4 yards from the original. I have an entire walkway covered by it on both sides. google_ad_channel ="6852836166"; £6.70. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Persicaria virginiana (Variegata Group) 'Painter's Palette' Back to Previous Page. Gorgeous. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Great site! It is the Painter's palette which I found by googling variegated+leaves+"tiny+red+flowers" and it was on the second page. We have painter's palette taking over our entire garden. have a question that needs a personal response, please //-->Contact me, e-mail me. If it gets a bit too tall for the area it is planted in, it can be lopped off with garden shears without damage and still looks good. google_color_url = "008000"; document.write(''); Contact Us. This year the strategy is to get to it before it seeds. View picture of Persicaria, Jumpseed, Variegated Virginia Knotweed 'Painter's Palette' (Persicaria virginiana) at Dave's Garden. google_color_text = "6F6F6F"; Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' In Stock. I love my Painter's Pallet & I would love an entire yard of it! document.write('