The basal leaves clump to five or six inches high. Red blooms rise one to two feet high, on loose panicles which are particularly flowery May through July. Fewer stems of later flowers can be relied upon, especially with deadheading. It prefers consistantly moist well draining humousy soil in considerable sun, but will also thrive in partial shade & poorer soil with some bloom loss. It may demand or require a lot more water if in hot sun.