"Honey, I shrank 'Sandy Claws' " comes to mind seeing this super spiny new species. The evergreen leaves, which emerge bronze in spring, are particularly narrow, adding to the drama. Yet, the numerous, spidery, long-spurred flowers are as large as its cousin. To top it off (pun intended), the flower panicles are borne above the foliage. While the foliage doesn’t get taller than 6-7", the plant with flower stems can reach 15".