South African native grown for colorful, asymmetrical flowers that look somewhat like sweet peas (Lathyrus). Dense growth to 23 feet high and wide. Inch-long, rounded leaves are gray-green. Purplish pink, sweet peashaped blooms are about 1 inches across, with a pale pink central crest. Blooms almost year-round in mildest areas, spring to fall elsewhere. Plant in well-drained soil. Excellent near coast. Good cut flower. 'Petite Butterfly' is the selection most often found in nurseries.