Horrible name for such a lovely plant. Spires up to 1m. bearing small trumpets of rich burgundy. However it is grown for the foliage highlight. Arrow shaped leaves of sage green, each broadly edged with creamy white. Really lights up a dull spot. Prefers some Shade – Dappled Sun, Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade, to Deep Shade. Frost hardy. Tolerates clay soil, but not at its best in sandy soil. Likes leaf litter and mulch.