This is a good perennial for a lightly shaded area of the garden where the stems will rise to around 60 cms carrying the flowers in early summer onwards.
Foliage emerges in early spring and is strongly cast with a bronzy hue. Unlike many other plants which can have this colour in the spring, this plant retains a good degree of this colouring which adds to the interest when the foliage has fully expanded.
Flowers are bright cherry red and held in impressive terminal spikes which arch over to one side, each flower hangs from this.
Now to be renamed Lamprocapnos Valentine.