An exotic looking herbaceous perennial from China with strap-shaped leaves from short stems rising late in the year. The leaves are a pale green with prominent veining reaching around 15 cms long. The flowers are the main interest being very much orchid-like in appearance. A single large upper petal and two smaller lower petals of a purplish-pink colour. however this is a wild collected form and may be different, maybe even better! These are borne in loose flower heads although only one or two flowers are present at any one time.