This Japanese species is a very dependable woodland plant; often tolerating less than damp conditions during the summer months. However, it should be planted in a situation which is generally supplied with moisture but it does not need a saturated soil. It will grow well in damp shaded sites. The pink flowers are carried on stems up to 22 cm (9 inches) tall above hairy (underside) kidney shaped foliage. Flowering time is late April into May. It more or less forms a clump but the short creeping rhizome habit ensures limited spread. Plants supplied bare-root and are of flowering size.