These are your answer to boring winter gardens. They add colour and drama to the garden with their great colours and strong bold form. They look best planted in a line or a group where you can look down into them to get the full benefit of their structure. I love the elegance of their tonal colours and wonderful crinkly leaves. They can also be grown in pots, look great in big round shallow bowls, or contrasting in long tall slender pots, bulging out the top.
Plant where they get the sun in a well drained moist soil. Add blood and bone. They are an annual and will eventually run to seed, even then they are interesting and can look great. Give them a go – you will be delighted.