• Plant in deep, well-drained soil enriched with plenty of well rotted manure or compost in full sun.
  • In warmest areas, shade the plants from intense summer sun.
  • Thrives in areas with long, cold winters and mild summers.
  • Space 24-36″ apart.
  • Plant the fleshy roots so that the eyes are no more than 1-2″ deep.
  • Support plants and their heavy blooms with hoop-type stake.
  • You may notice ants on the flower buds; it is a symbiotic relationship and does not hurt the plant.
  • Water deeply in periods of drought.
  • Grows 36-48″ tall.
  • Blooms May.
  • Hardy in zones 3-9.