An easily grown drought-tolerant tropical-looking perennial that yields striking vermillion flowers from May to October. Its rhizomes are used as a source of starch, much like arrowroot, and its roots and young shoots are a vegetable in many traditional cultures in South America.
Water: Drought tolerant, low water needs
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: 5’ tall evergreen perennial
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: An adaptable tropical plant that prefers fertile, well-draining soil
Origin: Coastal areas and temperate valleys of Central and South America