- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
Liven up the late summer planting scheme with this showy perennial. It has tubular flowers, which emerge from orange buds and turn rich apricot with a pink flush as they mature. These appear over several months and will help attract beneficial insects including bees. The sunset colouring of the flowers makes it a great mixer, offering contrasts for purple and blue and toning with golds and coppers.
- Garden care: Don't cut back the faded flower-stems in until early spring, as they provide interest in the winter months. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.