A real eyecatcher of the genus. One of our favourites, this species rises in early spring from a really large tuber. The two impressive leaves are the first parts of the plant to become noticeable being up to 60 cms high. Both leaves are composed of three large leaflets which are deeply veined and up to 20 cms long each, these are finely edged red. The flowers are absolutely stunning, the spathe unfurls at approximately the same time as the leaves and can be up to 40 cms tall on established clumps. The colour is green and deep red, with the veins appearing white and forming a very conspicuous network. A large hood drops down over the mouth of the flower and flares wide to around 10 cms wide.