Strong stems from 30cm to 90cm tall can bear one to several flowers above the leaves, which are produced in cartwheel-whorls up the stem.
The flowers are thick-petalled and open. The individual petals are recurved rather than reflexed. They are yellow-orange with a small degree of chestnut-coloured spotting towards the centre and scented.
A very decorative and attractive species readily grown in a fertile, well drained, moisture retentive soil in sun or half shade. This has been in cultivation for many years, though it never seems to be widely seen.
Known from only a handful of very scattered locations in Korea and perhaps introduced in Jilin, China.
Photo by and © 2007 Derek Ramsey. Location credit to the Chanticleer Garden. Image used, with thanks, under the GNU Free Documentation License.