An new and rarely offered unusual perennial in appearance from Japan. Growth begins in spring with the emergence of the leaves from the rhizome which spreads slowly beneath the soil surface. Leaves are like folded umbrellas with a thick coating of silky fine white hairs giving a fluffy apearance. As the leaves unfold they lose this hair but look quite striking, being rounded with the petiole joining the centre underside of the leaf and leaf sections radiating out from this point. This selection is different from the species in that the veins are bright golden yellow, this colour lasting well into the season before turning green. Flowers are borne on tall stems in late summer and are semi-tubular, creamy white with maybe 30 flowers per head. Easy in moist well drained woodsy soil.