Full sun-light shade; little to no water; well drained soil. Grows 2-3ft tall and wide; gray-green 4in. long by 1in. wide sickle-shaped leaves that are arranged in overlapping pairs along a usually branched stem. Tiny scarlet red flowers are massed together in very showy dense clusters that rise above foliage in mid summer. The flowers open slowly and last for nearly a month when in full bloom. Attractive and interesting when not in bloom but a show stopper when the bright red flowers emerge.