Hardy herbaceous border plants with sage or balm-scented leaves.
Plant in autumn or spring in an ordinary soil. They are excellent when grown in masses, but are quite attractive when grown singly. Topdress the soil with decayed manure in autumn or spring. Increase by division of roots in autumn. Scedj may also be sown in spring in light soil in the cold frame.
The flowers are various shades of red. The plants are of erect habit, the flowers being borne on 3-ft. Stems from July to September.
Cambridge Scarlet and rosea are the best varieties for cultivation in the amateurs garden.