Tall and erect, but with an open habit and fairly rigid stems to 4’; the thin branches sway in the wind giving the plant a willow-like appearance. A particularly floriferous selection with long, large-lobed flowers opening from darkest buds, under ideal conditions one panicle may carry up to 70 blossoms. Flower color is a dark purplish-red with a silvery-white interior marked by purplish-red streaks, and even the foliage has a slight hint of burgundy at the tips. Among the broad-leafed hybrids, it is hardier than most.
Common name synonym: Beard tongue