Sprouting stems carry dazzling red leaves in earliest spring. Later they elongate before producing glorious yellow flower heads, when the leathery leaves retain the superbly contrasting blood red veining. Finally, in October, the leaves fall, leaving bright red, electric flex cane-like stems. A very high value plant for all seasons!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Packet Content:6 (Approx)