Native Region: Sichuan, Yunnan
Zone Range: 5-9
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 12 July, 2015
Seed count: 12-15
This deciduous perennial has dark green mottled leaves and bears black/maroon flowers with reflexed petals and crimson beaks in late summer. Height 2-24 inches; spread 12 inches.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow in spring into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite and place under protection at 15 degrees Celsius. Germination takes 10-14 days. Grow in any moderately-fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Cut back in mid-summer to encourage fresh new foliage.