Sometimes you need something different to liven up the shade-garden tapestry of ferns, hostas and hellebores. I looked at their web site and could only find polygonum virginianum and it apeared to have white flowers and diferent shaped leaves with less coloration. google_color_text = "6F6F6F"; Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list, About my plant portraits A other pretty plant but not sure of the name, With a simple sketch, basic tools and the right plants, you’ll be on your way to growing your first flowers or edibles, Don’t let summer’s heat go to your head. I find it best to cut it to the ground each fall, and it comes back stronger in the spring. Broad, oval, medium green leaves (to 10” long) are marbled and splashed with creamy white, yellow and a touch of pink, with each leaf having a … All pictures are contributed by our community. It is widespread across Eurasia from Iceland south to Portugal and east to Japan. It grows to 4 feet high and wide. This year the strategy is to get to it before it seeds. Painter’s Palette is an herbaceous perennial that grows to 18 inches tall and spreads by means of underground stems. I bought this plant at a garage sale from a person who apparently had too many and was offering them to others. They called Ladys's Thumb. google_color_url = "008000"; It typically forms a spreading foliage mound 18-24” tall and as wide. I planted it and it was one of my favorites. It is doing well in a little pot under a. I just collected some seeds from the park (NYC)where this plant grows in the midst of the unvariegated form. Especially as it spreads exactly the same way, through rhizomes, making it that much harder to contain. So thanks for all of help and comments. I bought it many years ago at a now-defunct big box store (Frank's Nursery & Crafts) where they had no idea what it was. Have you tried winter-sowing? I live in zone 5, Northeast Ohio. leave feedback about this particular page. Persicaria virginiana ‘Painter’s Palette’ in the Secret Garden ⓒ Michaela at TGE. A friend and I both fell in love with the painter's palette last summer and bought ones for her garden and for mine. Its beautiful! //-->Contact me,