Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape after flowering.
A compact, densely rounded, deciduous shrub growing only to 3' tall with a similar spread. Primarily grown for its profuse, funnel-shaped, wine-red/yellow-throated flowers and its elliptic to obovate, purple-edged, yellowish-green foliage (to 4" long). Bloom occurs singly or in clusters all along the branches of the previous year's growth, frequently covering the entire shrub with flowers in June-July, with a less showy, intermittent repeat bloom occurring throughout the remaining summer.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Effective when massed or grouped in the shrub border. Also useful as a hedge or foundation plant.