Always a popular shrub thanks to it's large, numerous flower heads that can completely smother a plant from late summer onwards. Often the flower heads will dry on the plant so giving some stunning winter effects too. They can be split into two distinct groups, the lace caps and mop heads. The lace caps bear their flowers in flat, circular heads, surrounded by a ring of sterile bracts. The mop heads carry their flowers in loose, round balls. The individual flowers are small but when put together they become very impressive. Suitable for growing in full or part shade in soil that doesn't ever dry out. Remove dead heads in March.