Part of the Peacock Butterfly collection, all three varieties are fragrant and very prettily veined: well-branched stems carrying more buds for a longer display; flowers in proportion to the size of the plant and held above the foliage for maximum visibility; foliage that looks good after the flowers are over. Combine all this with the well known robustness of these long-lived plants and their value is obvious.
Deep reddish violet falls (the outer petals) shading to yellow at the base and veined in dark violet, plus paler standards (the inner petals) which are flared outwards and pale blue petal-like style arms standing up in the centre. Height 60cm (24â). Spread 30-45cm (12-18â).