A classic woodlander from Japan of exquisite poise and hue and one of the first plants I fell in love with. The crystalline purple flowers appear in early spring above the coppery red emerging foliage. The leaves are made up of two leaflets and are a soft matt green. Just beautiful.
When I got the seeds I'd assumed they'd not do well here - too hot and dry in summer, but they've grown easily with almost no extra care. Best on a moist soil in shade with other small woodland plants