|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 broadly ovate to heart-shaped, slightly wavy, wide-veined, thin, glossy, dark green leaves, 8-12 inches long. Bears deep purple flowers, white-striped within, on leaning, leafy stalks, 32-39 inches tall, in late summer.
20 inches tall, 36 inches wide. China, N.Korea.