It grows to a height of 1.2-1.5 m throughout the season until frost. Heart-shaped leaves, dark green, thick, shiny as varnished. Flowers appearing at the corners of the leaves. stalks dark red, almost beetroot, very fleshy. For consumption, leaves, stems and flowers are used, all prepared like ordinary spinach. At the initial stage of growth you have to help climb the supports. In addition to sensational taste, this plant presents great decorative qualities.