A mass of paprika red flowers in autumn. Blooms on 60cm. arching stems amongst a handsome clump of pleated, sword shaped leaves. One of those iconic plants much sought by garden designers, because it thrives in Sun or Shade, acid or lime, sand or clay. In fact it is almost indestructible, except if waterlogged, and will even keep blooming in Dry Shade.. Clump forming, no pruning required. Frost hardy. Rabbit resistant. Cousins to Gladiolus but finer, and like their kin – make excellent cut flowers.