An evergreen shrub with a rounded, upright growth habit. Flowers and leaves are sweetly fragrant. Narrow foliage is bright green with woolly white undersides. Velvety violet-blue flowers are arranged in upright stalks. Flowers display long, curling stamens. Blooms in spring, summer, and fall. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Native to California. Only plant in soil with good drainage.