Shrub to c. 80 cm high; indumentum woolly, greyish. Leaves narrowly ovate, linear-elliptic to linear-obovate, 1–3 cm long, 0.2–0.5 cm wide, subacute to obtuse, margin smooth, recurved. Peduncle 1–2.5 cm long; bracts subtending cymes rhombic-obovate, deep bluish-purple, c. 6–10 mm long; terminal bracts 12–25 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, lobes under 1 mm long, many-veined; corolla c. 6–8 mm long, tube white tinged blue distally, limb dark purple, much longer than calyx; stamens included within corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
*DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *VVP. Commonly cultivated (with numerous cultivars and hybrids known), noted as naturalised along the Henty Highway between Horsham and Hamilton, and in paddocks near Dunolly, Moorabool and Beechworth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|