|This is a showy and dependable edging plant that is categorized as a perennial. Clump-forming upright growth habit with mid green leaves suffused maroon. Flowers are narrowly tubular, two-lipped, bright blood-red in color from summer to frost. Will live through the winter in mild areas. Be patient with sown seeds as it can take up to 2 months for them to become transplanting size. Prefers moist, rich soil and will continue to self-sow once established.