Perennial herb to about 4 m tall. Leaves numerous, basal and cauline, heartshaped. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers up to 25, spreading, fragrant; late spring to summer. Tepals to 20 cm long, overlapping into a tube, white with maroonpurple stripes.
Grown in cool, moist shade on rich soils.
Himalayas and China.
Source: (2005). Liliaceae. 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.