This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
When planted in generous drifts, these beautiful flowers will transform your borders in late summer and autumn. Topping relatively compact plants, their burnished colouring will look fantastic when mixed with yellows and oranges, and they make a stunning contrast for strong purples. The flowers last well, and make great additions to the vase when cut.
- Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring every two to three years.