If you are looking to add some interesting foliage to your garden then this plant is a winner. Large apple green leaves with heavy purple veining form large rosettes. In colder districts purple colouring can be more pronounced. Spikes of purple flowers to 60cm appear mostly in Spring. Can flower sporadically throughout the year. Great in massed plantings and borders. Full sun or part shade in most soils. Summer water may be required in drier districts.