Velvet-like, deep plum coloured petals form open bowl-shaped flowers, each with a rich purple eye, above the clumps of finely divided foliage in spring. A magnificent variety that provides superb groundcover at the front of the border. It will also put on a great seasonal display in a patio pot or windowbox.
Garden care: Scatter the pre-soaked tubers 5-8cm (2-3in) deep and 15cm apart in light, sandy soil in a sunny, protected site. Cover with a cloche or dry mulch to protect against extreme winter weather.