An evergreen shrub that grows up to 2 m high. It has slender branches and a spreading or upright habit. The small, narrow leaves are closely arranged in whorls up the stem. The flowers are usually clustered in terminal heads on short branches. The flower colour is creamy white to yellow. After flowering, it has attractive, creamy white seeds which stay on the shrub for at least one to two years. Grow in a moist but well-drained, lime-free medium that is rich in organic matter. Position in full sun to part shade in cool, well-ventilated conditions.