Growth habit: Upright perennial
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Spread: 30 cm
Bloom Time: July - August
Bloom Colour: Magenta pink
Light: Full sun
Soil: Any type of well-drained soil, but not heavy clay
Seeding: Best to seed these in a pot as the seedlings look like tiny blades of grass. If seeding directly into the ground, make sure to mark the area well.
Landscape uses: A wonderful brightly-coloured plant for the middle of a border. Best planted in groups. Space young plants 30 cm apart. Does self-seed, but seedlings are easy to control.
Interesting features: The flowerstalks bloom from the top down. Seed heads are attractive fluffy balls. Amazingly, these plants are not frost-hardy, so seeds planted outside won’t germinate until May and mature plants might not appear until late May.
Natural habitat: Info coming soon
Ecology: The flowers are a magnet for butterflies and other pollinating insects. Birds eat the seeds.