Chris,tell your friend to plant them outside,they'll come back every year.
L4H,I have had that one for about 10yrs,you just cut them down to about 2 inches from the ground in the spring and they'll come back.
My new one I bought at Costco at the end of the season fot $4,99 and it too is doing great.
It is a really dark beautiful red.
Hazel,I have posted the same pics,I post every year,my garden does not change much,but there is always new people,like Goldfields,who has not seen them,also I do not mind seeing them over and over..
Goldfields,that plant looks like candyLOL
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3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie