A hardy, clump-forming, tuberous, perennial species that is native to Mt. Emei in the Sichuan Province of southern China, discovered and introduced in 1983 by Don Jacobs. Large, orchid-like, yellow and apricot flowers with red spotting in the throats and curling spurs from late summer into autumn. Leaves are green with an attractive, cream stripe along the centre leaf vein (many gardeners mainly use this plant for its dramatic foliage effect and for underplanting in tropical or shady borders). Height 30 to 50 cm high. Moist, humus rich, well-drained soil in part to full shade in a cool position. Can be pot grown or planted in the garden. Hardy to -15 C (possibly more) in the ground with a winter mulch. If pot grown, it requires full protection from frosts.