Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette', a happy little plant, sun/part shade, 18 -24". On new growth, the ivory patches are closer to yellow, and the central V-shaped mark has a pink cast. I do absolutely nothing to care for it, except to dig up volunteers from elsewhere in the bed and carefully replant. The plant really shines in late August when the long panicles are filled with tiny bright red flowers. Easy to grow, it features textured leaves of dark green, light green, white, creamy-yellow and burgundy on dark red stems. STAY … Although Persicarias have a reputation of being invasive, they do have value in the garden if you have the space. Gorgeous. google_ad_client = "pub-3267882081967370"; Suggested uses. As its name might apply, is it from the VA region? I have grown this plant in the suburban Detroit area, Zone 5, for over ten years, and find it to be virtually carefree to grow. Persicaria virginiana (Variegata Group) 'Painter's Palette' Back to Previous Page. To be P. virginiana, I believe it must have varigation and red inflourencences. It seeds around a bit, but not enough to be a nuisance, and brightens up the scene in unexpected places. Contact me,