|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-heart-shaped, concave, partly wrinkled, glaucous, gray-green leaves,
10-18 inches long. Leafy, glaucous stalks,
4 1/2 feet tall, bear white flowers, in late summer. 28 inches tall, 26 inches wide. Japan.