The flowers on this perennial Chinese foxglove start early in the year and go on and on.
Huge pink trumpets on slender stems are quite dazzling when placed against an evergreen background. The leaves start out mid-green before changing to russet shades of red.
It multiplies by creating baby plants along the root system so there are always plenty to give to friends.
Lovely but tender and will not survive harsh frosts. They also dislike excessive winter wet so if you fall in love with this striking species then place in a large tub with ferns in a shady place and bring indoors over winter.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Light green, red
Well drained, dry in winter
Full sun, partial shade
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