|'Flare' is an upright, dense, bushy perennial that is usually treated as an annual. Grows to 20" tall and wide. Leaves are oval, serrulate, pubescent, deep green, to 3" long. Widely grown for its dense, terminal spiked, fire engine red, summer flowers that are tubular in form and encased in bracts of the same color. Outstanding for mass plantings, borders, or containers. Thrives in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant.