Has very broad, lance shaped leaves, grey in colour. The leaves come up the stem, gradually getting thinner as they come up. The stem can reach 25-40cm (10-16") tall. The flowers are very widely flared so that the black anthers become one of the main features. Up to 15 flowers may be produced, ranging in colours from green, reds to purples. Each flower may have some or all of these colours with in. Flowers very early and does best if grown in pots. .