A 40-60cm tall form of this variable species from mountains around the Black Sea coast of Northern Turkey; a cold, wet region, thus this is both a very hardy, and a water-tolerant plant in the garden. The dark green, compact foliage appears in late spring and is borne with the ‘flowers’ in May.
In these the spathe is compact, scentless and pinched into a waist. The colour is very pale green, stained purple at the edges, top and base, with an interior of pale cream or white, varyingly marked with rich purple towards the tip.
A rare plant but happy in most garden soils, ideally in half shade.