Perennial with woody rhizomens.
Rosette leaves winged-petioled, spatulate, obscurely toothed, hairy. Flower stems several, ascending with terminal, few-flowered racemes.
Calyx densely white-setose, with large, ovate, reflexed appendages, corolla deep violet, to 2 in. long, broadly campanulate.
Caucasus, Black Sea region of U.S.S.R.