At first the large, lightly ruffled petals open into a soft lilac-pink goblet. At the base of the petals a faint flush of deep pink is apparent. As the petals age into a wide cup, they fade rapidly to palest pink, but a dark flush remains at the bottom of each. A dense ring of fine gold stamens sits around the furry, soft-pink carpels, which have large red tips. The attractive leaves are very large, fairly round, shiny and light green.