With a slender profile and distinctively upright leaves of soft bronze boldly striped with red, this is, as Ian Cooke writes, a “fabulous foliage plant.” Its small, bright orange flowers suggest that it’s very old, and it’s an exceptionally popular pass-along plant in England — but beyond that its history is obscure. Can you tell us more? Bronze leaves, 5-7 feet, from the UK National Collection, now grown for us in Missouri. Last offered in spring 2010. Learn more.