A bushy or rounded shrub occasionally reaching 3 metres in height. Leaves on lower parts of the plant are rounded, green and somewhat hairy on top, and greyish and ‘woolly’ underneath. Flowers are produced on leafy inflorescences on the outside of the plant. Flowers are tiny and white with yellow or pink interior parts. They are surrounded by grey or grey-green floral leaves. This gives the plant a grey, ‘dusty’ appearance overall. Flowers are followed by small seeds which can be extracted by rubbing the heads.