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Pancratium maritimum (Sea daffodil)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pancratium maritimum

Other names

Sea daffodil

Genus

Pancratium Pancratium

Species

P. maritimum - P. maritimum is a tender bulbous perennial. It has blue-green strap-shaped leaves and in summer, bears heavily-scented, white, funnel-shaped flowers that are similar to daffodils, hence the common name.


Pancratium maritimum is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are heavily scented

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Pancratium maritimum (Sea daffodil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Greenhouse, Salt tolerant

Cultivation

This plant needs very free-draining soil and is frost tender, so must be planted deeply in a warm, sunny, sheltered site in mild areas. Otherwise overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

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

Pancratium maritimum

Other names

Sea daffodil

Genus

Pancratium Pancratium

Species

P. maritimum - P. maritimum is a tender bulbous perennial. It has blue-green strap-shaped leaves and in summer, bears heavily-scented, white, funnel-shaped flowers that are similar to daffodils, hence the common name.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are heavily scented

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pancratium maritimum (Sea daffodil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Greenhouse, Salt tolerant

Cultivation

This plant needs very free-draining soil and is frost tender, so must be planted deeply in a warm, sunny, sheltered site in mild areas. Otherwise overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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