Flowers: July-August.  Plant in sun or light shade.  HxS  1.5mx1m

This very attractive hardy perennial from North China is grown for its towering spires of yellow, daisy-like flowers held above dramatic dark purple-green stems.  The leaves are also striking, large and deeply cut, with a slightly feathery appearance, turning purple from mid-August.  This deciduous perennial will spread to cover a large area and provides excellent groundcover for sunny, permanently moist areas of the garden.  It is best protected from really hot midday sun and we grow it as a marginal to avoid slug damage!

Care & Maintenance.

Remove old foliage in spring and split plants every three or four years to maintain vigour.  May be divided after flowering or collect and sow seed.

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