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Partial sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, rich soil, slightly acid pH. 2-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, red flowers. Easy from seed but does not re-seed readily.
Germination Code: C(60), D
Native Region: Statewide
Brilliant red flowers that are beloved by hummingbirds. This plant is a water lover and best with a constant supply of moisture. Can take full sun if planted in a pond or along a stream bank where it has a steady supply of water. Will not survive in clay soils. Not long-lived and needs to be divided every 3 years in order to survive. Roots are very shallow and easy to divide.