This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Winning the coveted RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year award in 2019, this little gem caught the judges eye with its brightly coloured foliage and chartreuse flowers, which are also sought after by bees. A sun-loving, drought tolerant (once established) plant, each leaf is attractively variegated, and has a scalloped margin. These form in neat, ground-covering rosettes, which are crowned for several months from midsummer with flower. It’s easy to grow and is ideal for pots or edge of border positions.
- Garden care: Cut back spreading species after flowering. Water moderately when actively growing and avoid winter wet.