Flower heads, borne terminal on branches, are up to 60 mm in diameter and contain 800 - 1000 individual flowers with very showy bright pink bracts. The bracts fade to almost white and become worn with age. Pappus is present and up to 150 pappus bristles per flower have been counted.
Leaves are very small, knob-like.
Everlasting. It is a strong rigid shrub with brilliant pink bracts and large flower heads.
Seed germination is slow but generally good.
Distributed throughout the Western Cape on mountain slopes and in valleys, mostly on sandy soil and at altitudes ranging from sea level to 1 500 m.
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