- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Part shade
- Medium to wet
Best grown in organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained soils in part shade. Soils must be kept uniformly moist and not allowed to dry out. Best performance occurs in cool summer climates where night temperatures consistently dip below 70F degrees, which unfortunately is a cultural preference that does not fit the profile of a typical St. Louis summer where this plant often labors. In optimum growing conditions, plants may spread by stolons. 'Roma' is a patented plant that does not produce seed.
Size and growth:
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - July
- Rose red with silver-pink bracts
Natural, Showy flowers, and Red
Part shade areas of perennial borders. Also effective in open woodland, wild or cottage gardens. Good perennial for sun-dappled areas below open trees. Excellent for dried flower arrangements.
No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs are occasional visitors.