‘David Valentine’ bears heavy bunches of flowers in a strong reddish-lilac color, on 8” stalks. It blooms in April/May, and is a reliable bloomer. A hybrid of P. elatior and P. juliae. (I could have sworn I had a photo of these flowers, but afraid not – maybe next spring!) Culture: Grow in light shade and a fertile well-watered soil. In cool climates, full sun is acceptable if the soil is moist. If too hot and dry, the plants will yellow and go dormant over summer, but usually leaf out again in fall. Best suited to northern climates, it could well be difficult for southern and western gardeners to keep them happy. Propagate by division after flowering. New for 2013.