A highly ornamental evergreen plant, with striking bronze-purple sword shaped leaves. Clump forming. Adds structure and makes a statement in any border. Wonderful tall flower spikes appear in summer, with small red tubular flowers, followed by long pendant seed pods. Can reach 3m+ in height with a spread of up to 2m. Full sun or partial shade. Any soil, but must be fertile and well drained. Fully hardy. Avoid planting in any area prone to flooding.