Looking for something beautiful to add dark tones to a sunny or part shade bed? This evergreen beauty showcases dark burgundy foliage, adding contrast to nearly any bed. Plus, when the signature chartreuse flowers appear, they really pop against the dark leaves. Topping out at a modest 20” tall and wide, and multi-branching, each branch sprouts upward rosettes of elliptical leaves and come early spring, heads of chartreuse flowers. Red stems add further interest. This bushy perennial can take the heat, giving you many choices for where to feature it. Use in the foreground in front of taller shrubs, as an oh-so-inviting contrast to a bed of succulents or as a low border. Definitely deer-proof so it doesn't need to be protected from this 'eat-everything' foe. Ideal for a container plus its late winter blooming is a welcome treat. Plant in full sun for best color, giving it fertile, well-drained soil. Be careful not to over-water. NB. All parts of this plant are toxic and the white sap can irritate the skin.

Curious Plantsman

Low Water

USDA zones 6-11
(USPP# 17,178)