Large vivid scarlet ribbed blooms contrast dark mahogany foliage to create a truly striking display from mid summer until the first frost. Blooms fade to a warm burnt orange as they mature on this 'Mystic' perennial (height and spread around 40cm/1.3ft). Best planted in full sun in a rich, moisture retentive soil. Tubors can be lifted in autumn and stored in a dark, dry place until any danger of frost has passed the following year, when they can be replanted. Alternatively use plenty of mulch to protect from frosts in the winter.