Blackish buds open to cranberry-scarlet flowers. Huge 7-8" wide blooms appear in July and August. Glossy deep green foliages has a slight purple overtone. Loves heat and humidity
Outstanding large landscape accent featured as specimen or planted in mass.
Prefers consistently moist, highly fertile, slightly acidic soil in full sun. Keeping plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Late to emerge.