A very striking perennial from Mexico forming sizeable clumps with strap like, grey/green evergreen leaves up to 60cm long. Two meter tall pink flower spikes can appear any time through the season although late spring to early summer is the typical flowering time. These are adorned with red bracts that produce bright green flowers.
Drought resistant once established requiring a free draining, humus rich to nutrient poor soil and full sun. Although it is proving reliably hardy in warmer parts of the UK it does do better if given a sheltered spot such as at the base of a south facing wall.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.
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