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Dwarf Fleeceflower

Persicaria affinis 'Dimity'


This perennial forms a spreading carpet of deep green leathery foliage accented with red. At the end of the summer the leaves change in colour, bringing a bronze red hue to the garden. The flower spikes start off deeper in colour and fade to a soft pink. Relatively easy to take care of, the Dwarf Fleeceflower is showy in many locations: near water, in a rock garden, cascading over walls, or around dwarf conifers. This is one of the very longest blooming perennials and is highly recommended.

Botanical Name: Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’

Common Name: Dwarf Fleeceflower

Plant Type: Deciduous Perennial

Habit: Spreading Mat

Growth Rate: Medium

Size: 15-20 cm h, 30-60 cm w

Soil Type: Normal/Sandy/Clay

Soil pH: Neutral/Alkaline/Acid

Water: Average, moist or dry. Drought tolerant once established

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Most Active Growing Season:

Flowering Season: Early to Late Summer

Foliage Colour: Deep Green

Bloom Colour: Light Pink/Red

Additional Attributes: Deer resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant


  • Does fleeceflower need to be cut back each year or does it grow on old stems?

    • Sorry for the delayed answer. It needs to be cut back to remove all the dead leaves but leave the stems to rejuvenate. I often leave the plant and clean it up every second year depending on how messy it looks.

  • Where can I get this plant? Been looking for this a long time. Used to have it in my garden. Live in Ontario.

    • We don’t have any connections on some in Ontario, sorry. But if we do come across one we will let you know.

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