A reliable species which is said to be almost evergreen in milder parts of the country. Leaves and flowers rise simultaneously in early spring with the two or three leaves protecting the flower as it unfolds. The leaves are mid greyish-green with greyish undersides, trifoliate and with grey and brown petioles. The flowers are hooded to an extreme, the outer being greenish-grey, the inner is a chocolatey brown colour. this species has extremely long lived flowers - possibly the longest lived of the whole genus. The whole plant looks good well into autumn.
Really good big tubers!