Bushy habit with ascending to erect stems 15-25cm high. Leaves linear, velvety-downy, to 1.2cm or more in length, revolute. Floral bracts elliptic to broadly ovate, acuminate, to 1.3cm long, leathery, purplish and usually ciliate. Flowers 1.5cm long, purple, in semi-globose spikes. South-eastern Spain. Variable in the size of leaves, flower spikes and shape of bracts. Hardy in sheltered sunny sites.