Herb to 20-30 cm tall. Leaves flat, linear, rarely narrowly spoon-shaped, blunt with narrow, papery edges. Sheath below flower head mostly 1-2(-3) cm long. Flower heads 1-3 cm wide. Floral bracts pointed and with papery edges. Sepals 5-10 mm long, tube soft-hairy, occasionally only on the ribs, tipped with bristles to 1 mm long; spring to summer.
Eurasia, N America
This species is extremely variable with several cultivars, mostly pink or white.
Source: (1997). Plumbaginaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Flowers orange-red. [A. corsica hort. is a name of no botanical standing]
Flowers bright cerise.
Sometimes offered as a cultivar of A. leucocephala Koch ['Dusseldorf Pride']
Leaves variegated with yellow.