A plant producing masses of small yellow flowers, which are abundant now and will continue for a few weeks. They would look lovely in their own right, but set against the backdrop of the plant's purple foliage, they look spectacular.
Using yellow and purple together in the garden makes a great combination as they enhance each other, well this plant does it by itself! I would grow 'Firecracker' just for its purple foliage, so the yellow flowers are an extraordinary added bonus.
Not slow in coming forward, this variety is a good clump-former and is just as happy in sun as it is in semi-shade, as long as there's a bit of moisture in the soil. It will reach around 75cm (30 ins) in height and bear in mind that the more sun you give it the deeper purple the leaf colour will be.