Another gem of a plant. Tiny, grey, shamrock-like leaves emerge from curious little underground 'bulbs' in spring and are soon followed by long, pointed buds which unfurl in the sunshine to these huge, open flowers, pink but with lilac and purple veins.
A thoroughly outstanding plant that deserves a special place in the garden. It is not difficult to grow liking sunshine and a well-drained position that doesn't dry out too much. It is also generally long-lived without needing attention. Ideal on a rock garden and excellent in a stone trough. About 5 to 7cm (2" or 3") high.
We sell lots of this plant every year, it really is a cracker.