- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: August to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
If you like fiery colours, then you will love this. It is a relatively new form and as it grows, it creates a compact clump that is topped from late summer with mases of flowerheads. These are incredibly showy, and are made up of yellow-based, orange-red ray-florets (the things that look like petals) and a central boss of disc florets that change from brown to yellow as the head matures. It will add unbeatable colour late in the season and keep the display in the border looking great well into autumn.
- Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring every two to three years.