Subshrub to about 0.5 m tall. Leaves linear-lanceolate to about 2 cm long, dark green and glossy, crowded, the margins scalloped or entire. Flowers axillary on stalks to nearly 1 cm long. Calyx tube green. Petals 6, lilac with pink or white veins; summer to autumn.
Cultivars listed include 'Alba', 'Bianca', 'Cocktail', 'Golden Ruby', 'Louisa', 'Rob's Mauve' and 'Star White'.
Source: (2002). Lythraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.