Variable dwarf shrub to about 0.5 m tall with mostly hairy new growth. Leaves alternate or near-opposite, narrowly elliptic, 1-1.5 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, softish, the upper ones hairy. Flower clusters with 8 bracts or more, generally hairy, mostly 1.5-2.5 cm wide. Flowers creamy white, hairy outside; mostly spring to summer. There are several subspecies. The flower colour varies from white to deep pink.
Source: (2002). Thymeleaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.