Domed perennial herb eventually spreading to form a mat. Leaves in a basal rosette, saxifrage-like, spathulate, the margins with large saw teeth, very shiny on the upper surface. Flower heads 2 cm wide on 10 cm-long stalks, pale lilac; summer.
This has for many years been available as S. columbaria and was probably derived from seed originally introduced to the Adelaide Botanic Garden from Tunisia in 1956.
Prentice & Irons (1989).
Source: (2002). Dipsacaceae. 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.