This could easily be mistaken for a tropical plant—but it's really an easy-to-grow perennial. Plants reach 3-5 ft. tall with big, leathery leaves that are rich green on top with ebony to purple underneath. Bright yellow blooms form dense racemes 18-24 in. long in midsummer. Prefers partial to full shade. Zones 4-8. No. 1 bareroot.