Shrubs, 0,3-1 m tall. Leaves ovate, oblong-obovate or suborbicular, 1-6 x 0,5-2 cm, broadly petiolate, green above. Cymes terminal, laxly 1-6-flowered. Flowers pink, 3-5 cm across. Style as long as the stamens. Capsules densely adpressed-pilose. Fl. 3-6. Macchie and garigue, s.l.-1000 m.
Crimea, C. Europe & Georgia. A very polymorphic species throughout the Mediterranean area.