Hemizygia tenuifolius is a bushy herb that can reach heights of between 150-300mm tall. It has greyish, hairy stems with slightly leathery, rough hairy, blackish upper surface of the leaves and a greyish, velvety underneath. The flowers borne between September and April are mauve colour and the plant is known to make cattle sick.
Hemizygia tenuifolius is a lovely specimen for a garden and would look lovely in a mixed border or in a rockery. It is an attractive specimen when used as a potplant or as a low to medium height border plant, especially when in flower, adding some colour and attracting pollinating insects.