A small evergreen shrub with showy blue and pink bell-shaped flowers. Flowering from early spring to summer. Growth tips are softer and reddish in colour. Seeds are nuttlets with spiny tips. They are fast growing and can reach flowering size within a year. Can tolerate summer rainfall, but prefers winter rainfall regions and is drought tolerant. Attracts insects and has some traditional medicinal uses: cure for ring worms (tea), treatment of skin issues and wounds,. Uses include an attractive garden shrub that attracts insects and has some medicinal uses.