An exotic looking herbaceous perennial with strap-shaped leaves from stout stems rising late in the year. The leaves are a pale green with prominent veining reaching around 25 cms long and clasp the stem. The flowers are the main interest being very much orchid-like in appearance. They have a single large upper petal and two smaller lower petals of a creamy white colour, as these flowers age they become suffused with a strong purple colouration. They are borne in loose flower heads although only one flower is present at any one time. A hybrid of RR. auriculata and cautleyoides.