Lilium candidum – Madonna lily
£3.00 – £12.00
Oldest flower in cultivation
The Madonna Lily is thought to be one of the oldest flowers in cultivation. It has an extremely evocative scent. This tall, pure white lily can produce up to ten 7-8cm flowers on one stem, once it is settled.
In warmer areas it will flower in spring and be dormant through the summer, sending up more leaves in the autumn.
Light: full sun, partial shade
Soil: well-drained, fertile, moisture retentive
Bulb size: 22/24cm
Care: Plant the bulbs just an inch below the surface of the soil, 12″ apart. Water in well and keep moist during the growing season. Plant somewhere where it will not be baked in the summer when dormant, so where it will receive a little shade from the midday sun. L. candidum may take a season or two to settle down after planting.