Easily distinguished by the flower color , the awl-shaped calyx lobes and some leaves having a red midrib. This is a robust species with scapes to 70cm , farinose at the apex and nodes, and 5-7 whorls of orange flowers. Leaves may be 30cm long and 10cm wide, with an attenuate base and an irregularly denticulate margin. Calyx densely cream farinose inside, parted to the middle or below into oblong-ovate (awl-shaped) lobes. The last images show wild hybrids between P. bulleyana and P. beesiana and also two images of a possible hybrid between P. bulleyana and P. aurantiaca.