Shrub to about 0.5 m tall. Leaves oblong to round-elliptic, mostly 4-7 cm long, to 3 cm wide, spreading, glossy above and with reddish margins, evenly saw-toothed, stalk 1-1.5 cm long. Flower clusters 20-30 cm long, with secondary branching; late spring to early summer. Flowers lavender to white.
Known widely in horticulture under this name but now correctly referred to Heliohebe hulkeana (F. Muell.) Garn.-Jones.
Source: (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.