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Helmet flower Overview
This species is an upright perennial growing to 2m, which is suffused dark purple. The leaves are elliptic to ovate with a shallowly cordate base. The flowers are borne in racemes of orange-red blooms with deep yellow within the lip.
How to propagate Helmet flower
You can propagate by division in winter or from fresh seeds sown in autumn.
Other uses of Helmet flower
Grown for their tubular flowers.