It grows as a rosette and usually with a short stem. It has an average dimension of 5-7cm in diameter and height. The flowers are arranged in a spiral on the rachis, up to 2-4 cm long, blue or grey blue, but they are often indigo so deep as to appear almost black. It is an undemanding, hardy and resistant species, but also a graceful bloomer. It is especially good for beginners.
Plants supplied may not be in flower.