Deep-green, unspotted leaves and a lovely, large spathe which is deep purple-red inside, toning to paler violet at the very centre, around a deep purple-red spadix.
This makes a delightful change to other dark flowered species, as the colouring is a little lighter, and well contrasted but especially as the inflorescence is only gently scented of stables and not the decomposing dung smell, so common in the genus.
Grows readily here outside in a south facing raised bed, in neutral loam, unprotected summer or winter.
A rare offering of this attractive Italian endemic, which is found only in central Apulia. There it seeks refuge from the intensity of the Mediterranean climate in light woodland, however shade is not needed in cultivation in the UK. Considered critically endangered in the wild, these are cultivated tubers.