- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: vigorous
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Vivid magenta, saucer-shaped flowers, each with a near-black eye and veining, appear in profusion on the long, scrambling stems from midsummer to mid-autumn. The foliage, which emerges yellowish-green, darkens as it matures, forming an attractive contrast.
- Garden care: In autumn, rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by removing old flowered stems and leaves.