spikes of scarlet, five-petalled flowers rise up in late summer among beautiful, beetroot-coloured foliage. This gorgeous cardinal flower brings a splash of vibrant colour to the garden just as many perennials are fading.
excellent when used in masse in borders or patio pots and containers. It is attractive to butterflies and received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993). Height 90cm, spread 30cm
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: deep, fertile, moist soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: August to October
Hardiness: fully hardy