Large plant with large, well-branched inflorescences and bright red-to-white, upright racemes that, together with the bluish plant (and a little imagination), show the colours of the French flag.
It is a stable mate of African Sunset and is virtually identical in plant shape and flower form. They go together beautifully when grouped together as they also flower around the same time in winter.
The blue-grey leaves of “Tricolor” have smallish spines, and the plant may eventually grow a short, stout stem. This means that it will be sedentary (stemless) for many years. Stem shoots that may appear are best removed in the interest of a better shape for the main plant.
Applications for this popular cultivar include garden rockeries, landscaping and large container planting.
23 May 2016