Slightly less bold in appearance than H. subcapitata. Forming a mound of less thickly textured, handsomely veined foliage, 45cm high by 60cm or wider across. The tubular pinkish-lilac flowers are heavily spotted purple-red in the throat and appear in September. For shady conditions in humus rich, moist, friable open soil. A hardy Gesneriad is always a pleasure to find. From China.