Unusual pink bronze flushed, rose-colored, 'Maltese Cross' shaped flowers. Plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and bloom in July. Full sun in good soils that are moisture retentive but not wet. In a shady location, they need major staking.
The species is native from Eastern Russia. Germination in less than two weeks at 68F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.