A bushy, upright or spreading shrub to 1.5 metres. The narrow, linear leaves end in very fine points. Flowers are typical ‘pea’ flowers of yellow, orange and red. These often occur near the ends of branches and give the plant an overall orange colour in full flower. Flowers are followed by round pods which turn brown at maturity. Each contains 1 or 2 dark seeds, which are shed swiftly.