This variety of Ionantha does not have as many leaves as the Ionantha Ionantha, Leaves are covered with less scales, and are more fragile. The leaves are greener, longer and thicker. When in bloom, only the inner leaves turn red. The outer ones usually remain green. It has a short scape and a branched inflorescence. The petals are violet. An adult average size is about 10 – 11cm. This variety should be watered more frequently. It is more robust when grown at cooler temperatures.