'Indian Summer'

Exotic blooms of fiery copper-orange and golden-yellow glow like embers against deep burgundy (almost black!) foliage. The huge 2.5” across flowers are flecked with dark streaks that echo the foliage color. Standing 24-28” above the handsome lance-shaped leaves, they create a dazzling effect in the landscape. Forms a dense rhizomatous clump that spread over time, filling in its allotted space. Exceptionally long bloom time from May thru late Fall, with nearly continuous year-round flowering for us in the S.F. Bay Area. Makes an excellent cut flower, with tall graceful stems lasting up to two weeks in a vase - pull stems from the base rather than cutting to encourage new growth. Plant in rich well-draining soil and top dress with compost in Spring. Apply winter mulch in colder regions. Easy and deer-resistant. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies! Mass in beds or grow in containers.

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Sun/Pt. Sun
Avg. Water/Moist

USDA zones 7b-10
(USPP# 24,540)