|Hardy, deciduous perennials for shaded gardens with large, bold leaves often marked with contrasting colors. Leaves range in shape from round to lance-shaped, and colors can be yellow to green to blue, often with white, yellow or green marginal markings. Lavender or white flowers grow on 2 foot stalks in early summer. Wonderful contrast when planted with small-leaved plants, adding texture to the landscape.
This species has ovate to heart-shaped, flat, wavy-margined, dark green leaves, 1-1 1/2 inches long, glossy beneath. From midsummer to fall, violet flowers are freely borne on ridged, leafy, 10-14 inch stalks. 1 1/2 inches tall, 10 inches wide. Korea.