|Cepaeifolium subsp. rotundifolium is a short-lived, tufted perennial bearing widely ovate to almost rounded, deep green leaves. Produces scented, deep violet-blue flower in short-stemmed, congested, head-like racemes. In general, this genus of short-lived perennials also contains biennials and annuals are are often found in alpine pastures, rock outcroppings or mountain woods in temperate areas. Leaves maybe either spoon-shaped or oval, entire or toothed and grow in a rosette fashion. Spring to early summer flowers are cross-shaped and range in color from purple to pink. Best if grown in sharp or gritty soil that is well-drained. Grow in full sun with protection from midday sun.