A rarely offered species fro the west coast of the USA. Evergreen in nature this low mat forming perennial will grow to 30 cms wide or more in time. Leaves are deep-green but covered in tiniest grey hairs giving a silvery appearance rather than green. Flowers are typical tubular scrophulariace and deep violet purple, held on short 4 to 5 inch stems in racemes. The flower colour contrasts well with the foliage.