Dangling, deep red flower buds form on stems before the leaves open; flowers open slowly first from the top of the cluster. This is a fast-growing, adaptable shrub with thick sturdy stems. Deciduous. Hummingbirds will do battle for the nectar-loaded velvety red flowers of this selection.
Mature size: 8-10 ft T & W
Minimum temperature: -20° F
Restricted DE, MA, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, OH, RI, VA, WV