Plants solitary. Leaves (8–)12–26(–40) cm long, 3–6(–15) mm wide, leaf length:width mostly greater than 18, glabrous or rarely with a few widely spaced glandular hairs on margins and/or abaxial midrib, and these usually present only on juvenile plants.; inflorescences (8–)15–45(–75) cm long, with 15–75(–100) flowers; corolla 8–16 mm diam., deep pink to magenta, rarely white or pale pink. Flowers Aug.–Feb.
CVU, EGL, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, VAlp, WaP, WPro. Except for north-west mallee areas, and areas of heavier alluvial soils (e.g. Wimmera and Riverina, and to a large extent, the Volcanic Plain), widespread throughout the State, from the coast (on foredunes at e.g. Wilsons Promontory and islands of Corner Inlet) to the alps (usually within snow-gum woodlands).
This subspecies varies greatly in leaf dimensions and size and colour of the flower.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|