Description: Rosette-forming herbaceous perennial with attractive red-veined foliage.
Origin: Mediterranean and North Africa.
Height x width: 1 to 1.5 feet tall and wide.
Growth habit: Rounded.
Foliage: basal clumps of oblong to lance-shaped medium green leaves (2-6” long) which are attractively veined with red.
Flowers: In early summer, loose star-shaped blossoms form on panicles up to 2.5 feet tall. Flowers are first pale green and turn reddish brown as they mature. Flowers are followed by reddish-brown fruit.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Does not tolerate dry soil. Forms deep taproot. Self seeds and can become invasive. To prevent reseeding, remove the flower stalks as soon as they form. Plant becomes tall and leggy if it goes to seed.