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Lilium candidum (Madonna lily)

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Lilium candidum

Other names: Madonna lily, White lily, French lily, Juno's rose, St Joseph's lily, Annunciation lily, Ascension lily, Bourbon lily

Genus: Lilium

Species: L. candidum - L. candidum is a bulbous perennial with shiny, dark-green, linear leaves. In summer, it bears several trumpet-shaped, fragrant, pure white flowers with yellow stamens on tall, upright stems.

Lilium candidum is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Fragrance: Flower

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to

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Lilium candidum (Madonna lily) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny position

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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