This is a beautiful Chinese, Indian and Tibetan species from a variety of habitats at altitudes from 2 - 4000m. The flowers are large, usually on short stems. There is a wide colour variation from mid purple/red to very deep purple. Although the plants offered are seed raised in Europe they still have the requirements of all the Chinese species. To be kept out of typical winter wet and to be in a cool position in the summer with limited watering.