Available from one or two nurseries in UK and Europe.
A species from the mountains of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan.
Common in sunny , grassy areas.
Colour of flower is variable and two coloured forms are sometimes available from nurseries.

Hardly worth growing as the spikes have sparse flowers.
Only attribute is its lateness of flowering and ability to grow in wet poor soils.
Good in naturalist planting schemes.

Very Tall – greater than 1m

Late – after July 31st
Pale purplish-pink
shape Trullate
density of flowers
Pale green
Nodes Colour Some red

Raised by Harrie Verduin in Holland in late 1990’s and distributed in 2005.
Distributed by Darwin Plants throughout Europe.

Available from several nurseries in UK and Europe.

Good late flowering form of compact habit and nice colour.

It has strong stems and good flowers. A good garden plant

Low – 31 – 60cm

Mid-season – 16th-31st July

colour Light reddish-purple
shape Rhomboidal
density Dense
density of flowers Dense
Colour Mid green
Nodes Colour Green
Surface Matt