A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, large, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; triangular stems, coloured green + purple; panicles of flowers are open, red-orange and burnt-red, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, fully self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by W.H. Morse in 1898. Winner of the Award of Merit from the R.H.S., 1901.
Synonyms: C. 'Kate Gray', C. 'Miss Kate Gray', C. 'Queen Anne'