- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June and July
- Flower colour: creamy-white
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A beautiful perennial that is perfect for naturalised planting schemes and woodland edges. It has two main seasons of interest. The first is in summer when the showy sprays of cream coloured flowers top the upright stems. Later, as the plant dies back, the foliage, which is handsome in its own right, takes on rich red autumn colour. An excellent flowering plant for a shady spot, provided there is a reliable supply of water.
- Garden care: Cut back the flowered stems to just above ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.