On Mar 25, 2013, bridgebaron from Chapel Hill, NC wrote:
Someone planted this in my front bed last spring and it took me months to ID it. It looks lovely when it first blooms (March here). Last summer it had multi-colored pink and orange flowers, this year orange. By the middle of last summer the plant looked so ragged (browning and woody) that I figured I would replace it this spring. Right now it looks good again so I'm waiting to see how it goes. Probably not ideal for NC climate--that was message delivered by botanical garden here.