Tips on these ruby-red beauties.
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Plant type: bulb
Hardiness: Hardy in USDA Zones 8 to 10
You won't get much play from these plants (they bloom for only a week or two), but when they're in full flower, you'll have a conversation piece in the garden. Airy, orange-red balls--consisting of up to 200 tiny flowers, each with yellow stamens-- appear atop 8- to 10-inch plants in mid- to late summer. Takes full sun but the blooms seem to last longer when given partial or light shade. Site in average to wet spots; also makes a good container plant. Listed as deer- and rodent-resistant. Is marginally hardy in warmer areas of USDA Zone 7 (may overwinter with mulch and good drainage); north of that, dig and store in the fall. Great cut flower.
Caution: The plant is poisonous to humans and animals.
This plant is one of the trickiest to encourage back into bloom. If you try these tips and still have no luck, keep it and grow...