Much-branched dwarf shrub, to 0.75 m. Leaves 0.8-1.5 x 0.3-0.8 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, apex obtuse or rounded, mucronate, lower surface covered with uniformly tawny brown touching scales. Flowers 2 per inflorescence; calyx c.3 mm, lobes broadly strap-shaped; corolla bright purplish rose, broadly funnel-shaped, outer surface pilose, 12-15(-18) mm; stamens 10, about as long as corolla; ovary scaly, style longer than stamens, pubescent at base. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China (NW Yunnan).
RHS Hardiness H4a-b.
Distribution China NW Yunnan
Habitat 3,500 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Data deficient (DD)
This species, which is only known from a single wild collection, may be distinguished from its immediate relatives by the pilose outer surface of the corolla. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)