An exotic looking herbaceous perennial from Tibet with strap-shaped leaves from short stems rising late in the year. The leaves are a pale green with prominent veining reaching around 10 cms long and 5 cms wide. 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. These are borne in loose flower heads often with more than flower present at any one time.