This species has sarmentous stems with branches bearing lily- like flowers 6-8 cm wide, white with yellow central markings. Growing up to 60cm in height and 30-60cm in spread, it forms dense basal tufts in the shape of an extended fan. Its preferred habitat is in semi-shade under tall, open trees. It has white flowers marked with yellow and violet, with six free tepals that are not joined into a tube at their bases. These flowers last only for a few days.
The seedpods of the plant often bend the stalks down to the ground where they have a better chance of propagating a new generation of plants.