Although a shrubby and straggling plant, P. grandiflorum has attractive and unusual flowers. The upper petals are large and can vary in colour from a creamy-white to pink, or purple with darker feathering. The lower three petals are thinner, oval in shape and a pale pink to cream with a purple streak. The stems are almost hairless with glaucus, sometimes zoned, palmate leaves.
Introduced into England in 1794 by Francis Masson, P. grandiflorum is found naturally in the mountainous regions of the south-western Cape Province.
|Leaves of P. grandiflorum|