In early spring the pinkish-red flower spike emerges from the center of the plant and rises up above the foliage. The colored portion of the spike grows about 6 to 8" long and is showy even from a distance. The bloom can last for a couple of months.
The plants are very drought tolerant and cold-hardy. Mine have survived extended periods in the upper 20° F. range with no damage.
Top view of the flower spike
Plants will grow in mostly sun to light shade.
Quesnelia arvensis grouping in the landscape.
This is a great plant that could be used more in landscape plantings where it is hardy.Buy this plant!