Herb with elongated rhizomes and tuberous roots. Stems to 60 cm, numerous, annual. Leaves narrow-lanceolate, margins hairless (generally hairy in hybrids). Flowers numerous, trumpet-shaped, 4-5 cm long; spring to summer.Tepals white to reddish pink or lilac, upper two inner tepals variously spotted and striped.
Stamens shorter than tepals. Sometimes grown in gardens in full sun to semi-shade.
Source: (2005). Alstroemeriaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.