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Upright, slender biennial with red, tubular flower with widely flaring lobes, and red speckles and streaks inside. Leaves are deeply divided and appear feathery or fernlike.
This one is growing in a xeric garden with gravely soil covered by a thick layer of river rock.
In the first year, Standing Cypress forms a low rosette of divided, threadlike leaves. The second year, it puts up a simple, unbranched stem 2-5' tall and blooms.