This handsome stately herbaceous plant is a general favorite on account of its striking color and adaptability to almost any soil or position, doing well in poor soil although it prefers rich loam. Even on our rocky dry hillsides it struggles along and boldly sends up its large tufts of long narrow leaves and stately flower-stalks covered with scarlet or yellow blossoms until late in the season.

Propagate by dividing the crowns in early Spring, planting them where wanted to flower, which they will do the succeeding Summer and Fall. Cover the crowns to the depth of one inch.