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Arthropodium minus (Small vanilla lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arthropodium minus

Other names

Small vanilla lily

Genus

Arthropodium Arthropodium

Species

A. minus - A. minus is a tender tuberous perennial. It has narrow upright leaves and in summer, bears dainty, nodding pink or purple flowers.


Arthropodium minus is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves have a vanilla fragrance, hence the common name

Habit

Upright

Flower

Purple, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

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General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Arthropodium minus (Small vanilla lily) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in freely draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Frost tender, so if container grown, overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Arthropodium minus

Other names

Small vanilla lily

Genus

Arthropodium Arthropodium

Species

A. minus - A. minus is a tender tuberous perennial. It has narrow upright leaves and in summer, bears dainty, nodding pink or purple flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves have a vanilla fragrance, hence the common name

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Arthropodium minus (Small vanilla lily) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in freely draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Frost tender, so if container grown, overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8

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