Erect shrub up to 1.2 m high. Stems greyish or yellowish, covered with short white, silky hairs when young, hairless when older. Leaves at the ends of younger branches, lanceolate, elliptic to obovate, 3-8 cm long, green and mostly hairless above, densely white-silky beneath, particularly on the veins; margin entire; petiole up to 3 cm long, shortly silky pubescent. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils on peduncles up to 1 cm long.
Sepals subequal, lanceolate, very long acuminate, up to 2.8 cm long in fruit. Corolla very long salver-shaped, up to 11 cm long, white or pink, deep magenta inside. Capsule ovoid, up to 2.3 cm long, thinly hairy or hairless, leathery.