Low, soft-pubescent biennial.
Rosette leaves oblong, serrate, abruptly narrowed to winged petioles, flower stems erect.
Flower measuring, between 25 - 40mm (1 - 1 1/2 inch.)1)Flowers in dense, terminal and sometimes axillary, bracted clusters, calyx without appendages, lobes triangular-lanceolate, corolla lilac-blue, to 1 ¼ in. long, campanulate.
Seed available, in small quantity. Species actually grown or used for breeding 2)