A quite easy to grow perennial from the Caucasus and Turkey. Growing from a tuberous rootstock in early spring, the foliage is held on soft green stems to a height of around 30 cms high. Leaves are around 10 cms long and half as wide, occasionally with a greyish hue. Flowers borne in the stem tips and are quite large lavender pink and wide tubular in shape. Everything happens in the spring and it generally goes dormant in summer.