Huge dark burgundy red plumes look as if an elephant is raising its trunk into the air. A long timer bloomer that grows to 5 feet, grabbing attention in the garden. It is also an excellent cut flower. An heirloom that was brought here from Germany in the 1880’s. 100 seeds
Germination: 10-15 days
Seed Planting Depth: On surface, lightly cover.
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-75 degree soil temperature. Outdoors in spring after last frost.
Height and Width: 60" x 24-36"
Light Needs : Full sun
Soil Needs : Average to rich, well drained.
Approximate days to flower from seed: 70-75 days
Uses: Cottage gardens, accent plant, containers, cut flowers, edible leaves and seeds.
Care: Pinch to encourage branching, water during dry periods and fertilize occasionally during the growing season.