Lots of red and yellow nodding flowers for many weeks in spring. A great source of early nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Found naturally on rocky ledges and wooded rocky slopes.
Culture: Grow in well-drained soil. Flowers for longest period if grown in dappled shade. Cut back brown leaves after flowering to promote fresh foliage that will be attractive all season.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
USDA Symbol: aqca
Height: 24 to inches
Spread: 12 to inches
Sun Exposure: Full Sun/Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest: May - June
Soil Moisture: Average/Moderate
Soil Description: Sandy, well-drained soils. Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, Limestone-based. Not too rich.
Water Use: Low, Medium
Wildlife Benefit: Butterfly Nectar
Animal Resistance: Deer Resistant
Nature Attracting: Butterfly, Bees, Hummingbird
Special Usage: Fresh Cut Flower
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat/Cold
Larval Host: Columbine Duskywing