In recent years it has been re-introduced from the mountains of Bolivia and northern Argentina and its astonishing elegant scarlet fountains of flower have been captivating. Growing from a tuber, the new shoots in spring rapidly rise to about 3' tall, and then produce flowers from the tips of the growth from June until the first frosts end the seasonal growth. The tubers are proving to be remarkably hardy, though they will probably resent heavy wet soils in winter. They are easily lifted and stored if required.
A wonderful plant for a tub in a shady location.