'Light Violet'

Extra-double, 3” peony-style rich maroon flowers offer a sparkling raspberry color! The crepe-paper blooms rise on single 12” stems above a thicket of 6”x6” lacy green foliage. Popular with bees and butterflies, the flowers seem to appear almost overnight! If planted in the Fall, blooming begins in mid-Spring, with plants offering a steady stream of eye-catching color. Individual flowers aren’t long lasting on the plant, but they are much longer lived as a cut flower if separated while still in bud. Mixes well with orange flowers such as Marigolds, Coreopsis, “CA poppies” and Ursinia. Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Winter deciduous in zone 10. Elsewhere, lift bulbs and overwinter indoors, or simply grow as a Summer-blooming annual. Deer resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Average Water

Perennial Bulb
USDA zones 8-10
(Lift Bulbs Elsewhere)