Easy to grow in a moist but well drained soil with a little shade, particularly in summer as the sun will scorch the leaves. The foliage is the typical three lobed affair and held on wiry petioles all originating from a central point. The flowers are the obvious attraction and these plants have a secure following in the plant world with more and more new hybrids coming along every day. This particular hybrid is a fully double, the outer petals being the largest and the inner petals being numerous and densely packed but open enough to give an impressive flower. Purple petals to the outer, then a loose ring of purple/green before a centre of green petals. This is currently our most expensive form and the intensity of the colours suggests so.
Please note that this is not the best picture I have taken and certainly doesn't do this hybrid justice!