This handsome gem produces an abundance of huge 9-12 inch deep velvet-red blooms all season long. It’s no wonder why it places so often at shows. If you’re looking to add some drama to your garden or arrangements, this guy will certainly do the trick. A fabulous tuber producer too.
Flower Type: Informal Decorative
Site: Full Sun
Days to Maturity: 80-100 days
Plant Spacing: 12-18”
Pinch: When plants are 12” tall
Cut when blooms are three-quarters of the way open, but not overly ripe. To do this, check the back of each flower head, looking for firm and lush petals versus papery or slightly dehydrated ones. Place into water with hydrator, or sear stem ends by placing into 160-180* water and allow to cool for 1 hour. Blooms will last 5-6 days.
When To Plant
- Direct Sow / Plant outdoors
- Flowers Harvest