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Anthericum liliago (St Bernard's lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anthericum liliago

Other names

St Bernard's lily

Genus

Anthericum Anthericum

Species

A. liliago - A. liliago is an erect, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial forming a clump of linear, mid-green leaves and racemes of open trumpet-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Anthericum liliago is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Though attractive and can be left, remove faded flower spikes to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

May take three years to flower if grown by seed.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Anthericum liliago (St Bernard's lily) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Naturalised in turf, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Ideally, soil should be moist but well-drained in summer and well-drained in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Anthericum liliago

Other names

St Bernard's lily

Genus

Anthericum Anthericum

Species

A. liliago - A. liliago is an erect, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial forming a clump of linear, mid-green leaves and racemes of open trumpet-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Though attractive and can be left, remove faded flower spikes to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

May take three years to flower if grown by seed.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anthericum liliago (St Bernard's lily) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Naturalised in turf, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Ideally, soil should be moist but well-drained in summer and well-drained in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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