Growing as garden plant
This is a herbaceous perennial, often grown as a biennial, with one or more highly branching stems reaching heights of 15-80 cm .
The leaves are generally narrow and pointed and may be up to 20 cm long.
The upright to ascending shoot axes can lignify in the lower area. The lower leaves are in a rosette and have a short stalk.
The leaf blade is up to 10 centimeters long, lanceolate and has double-stranded hair.
The leaves along the stem axis are crowded, much smaller and almost sessile.