Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:20
Lovely plant - showy flower - but takes up a lot of room and in flower for a very short time and then dies down so needs something longer lasting in front of it. They have a very long tap root and are not over keen on being moved. I would wait until it has finished flowering and the leaves are dying down then lift the whole plant/clump and drop into a deepish hole where you want it to be and water well for a week or two while it tries to get that root down to the water table. If you wait too long, you won't be able to see where it is once the leaves have died down!
I love them dearly, but recognise they are not a good value plant in my garden. Most years we get violent winds just as they are coming into flower, and the petals are then scattered to the four winds.