A fall to early winter flowering perennial that grows in moist soil in dappled shade. It spreads rapidly from rhizomes and forms a dense ground cover. The plant can shrink a bit in the late winter, early spring, but comes right on back from the rhizomes and is an eye-catching non-aggressive spreader. It could be grown for the attractive dark, shiny vegetation alone, but the bright orange blooms, especially in the winter when nothing else is blooming, are quite glorious. Also called the Gloxinia sylvatica.