Perennial herb with tuberous roots. Leaves several, linear, grey-green, hairy. Inflorescence to about 15 cm long. Flowers 1-2, star-shaped, spreading; late spring. Tepal lobes to 20 mm long, bright red-pink to white or pinkish. Fruit a capsule. Seeds black.
f. platypetala (Bak.) Milne-Redhead. Leaves broader and more grey; flowers white or pale pinkish.
Listed cultivars include: 'Albrighton','Dawn', 'Margaret Rose', 'Picta' and 'Stella'.
Source: (2005). Hypoxidaceae. 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.