An exotic looking perennial. Large heart-shaped glossy leaves with deep veins and slightly waved edges. In early Summer, stout stems among or above the foliage bear striking flower clusters. Petals are dark purple-blue towards the centres and pale lilac-white on the outer edges. Garden plant for flowerbed in moist and gritty but well-drained soil in light or partial shade. Wild grow in wet or boggy areas. Shelter from cold winds. Hardy in coastal or milder areas. Height and spread (approx) - 60cm x 60cm.