This early flowering perennial from the region between North-India, Afghanistan and Nepal does well in fertile, rather heavy, moist to wet soil. Over the then still developing, bronze-green leaf-rosettes appear loose umbels of bright magenta-pink flowers on sturdy stalks starting in April. A perfect wet pond-edge- or marsh-plant, nice in groups and in combination with ferns and other moist soil loving plants. For a spot in sun to half-shade. Sufficiently winter-hardy. During a period of frost without a snow-cover some protection may be needed.