A good all-round species being reliably hardy in all parts of the UK. Smallish tubers produce growing points in early spring which eventually reveal the flowers and digitate leaves. The flowers are up to 12 cms tall, tubular and hooded. Colour is brown on the outer but with whitte inner and white club-like spadix - just like a marshmallow! The foliage is in the form of two leaves each having finger-like leaflets and have attractive coloured petioles - reddish-brown and white stripes.