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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division

 - With an evening flash, the scarlet tones emerge.

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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2007-07-23 - With an evening flash, the scarlet tones emerge.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2014-07-19 - Showing the dark sepals, stems and leaves.
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-08-15
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Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UKDate: 2012-03-27
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-26
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Garden Perennials. Used with Permission.
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-06-24
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 6:02 AM

Mildew resistant and growing to around 3 feet tall, 'Starfire' has deep, shocking pink flowers with almost black stems creating a beautiful color contrast. The foliage has dark markings also. Blooms in early to mid-summer but will keep flowering if spent flowers are cut off. A great cut flower, very fragrant, and butterflies love it.

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