6". Large, ruffled blooms of deep red to deep purple have yellow-green thoats. Petal edges are nicely ruffled. Strong stems and sunfast color make this one a winner. Lightly fragrant, elegant, and mysterious. Midseason bloom. Tetraploid. Proven Winner.
The foliage is arranged in fans of longitudinally folded leaves. Adaptable low maintenance plants, they are very resistant to drought and heat but can also tolerate wetter conditions, coastal sites, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Pull off dead or yellow leaves and remove spent bloom stalks to keep plants tidy and to encourage additional flowers from rebloomers. Remove all dead foliage in late fall. Divide every 3 years to maintain vigor.
Individual blooms last for a single day, but lots of buds keep them blooming for an extended period.
Characteristics & Attributes
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Cut back after blooming to within 3"-6" of the ground for better foliage and to encourage reblooming. Divide every three to four years to maintain vigor.