This species has an erect, open habit and reaches a height of 5 ft
(1.5 m) with a spread of about 30 in (75 cm).
Its leaf coloration varies but typically it has mid-green, oval
leaves with creamy central blotches. The tubular purplish red
flowers are borne on terminal spikes in spring and summer.
Tricolor has cream and green leaves, heavily flushed pink especially
when young; Purpureum Variegatum is similar but replaces the pink
Cultivation:Doing best in dappled shade and fertile, well-drained
They respond well to gentle pruning to control their tendency to
Propagate from cuttings .