Willowly woodlander with plain-green leaves supporting slender stems of three-pronged whirligigs with wide-spaced, translucent (usually) wine-red petals - gappy enough to reveal the dusky supporting three sepals beneath.
- Position: deep or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The flowers on this variety can be variable, and can appear in shades of white, yellow or purple. They are however usually a deep beetroot-red. The other distinguishing feature of this variety is its plain green leaves, so choose this one if you are not a fan of leaf variegation. It is a native of east and north-eastern areas of North America and is very hardy.
- Garden care:Plant rhizomes 5cm deep and 5cm apart in autumn. Once planted they are best left undisturbed so they can build up their numbers. Mulch in the autumn with a generous layer of leafmould.
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