Full to part sun
Summer - prolonged by deadheading
Widely tolerant but avoid very rich soil
36 to 48 inches
Very hardy - zone 3
Border. naturalizing. cut flowers
Fairly easy but transplant with care. Not long lived but reseeds readily. Attracts bees and hummingbirds.
Large, bright red, phlox-like flower heads appearing from May through July attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The plant reaches heights to 3 feet making it a good choice for the back of the border. It is also an excellent species for naturalizing and wildflower gardens where it will self sow quite readily.