Gerbera piloselloides is a very compact perennial with a basal rosette. Stems are erect, distinctly swollen near the apex and covered in velvety hairs, often turning golden brown. The flowers are quite small and vary in colour from white to pink. The seed-heads are persistent and the florets normally do not spreading widely.
Gerbera piloselloides is a good addition to a grassland garden and plant en masse.