This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: poor-to-average, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
One of Piet Oudolph’s favourites. In spring, the deciduous, feathery, green foliage emerges and forms attractive groundcover, but it is the summer when the unusual red flowers top the slender, upright stems that it really becomes a head-turner. Perefect for prairie style planting schemes, as it looks right at home in a swaying sea of grasses.
- Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn