Madonna lily

Lilium candidum

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Madonna lily (Lilium candidum)
Genus:  Lilium
One of the oldest garden flowers, the madonna lily has bright green hosta-like basal rosettes appearing in winter and shallow-rooted bulbs that give it a distinctive appearance. In late spring, it thrusts up leafy torches topped with pristine scented blossoms in a raceme of 5 to 10 trumpet-shaped flowers.
Care:  Requires neutral to alkaline soil and thrives on thin, chalky ground. Plant no more than 1 inch deep. Tolerates drier soil than other lilies.
Propagation:  In fall, by division, bulblet transplanting, and scaling.
Problems:  Very susceptible to gray mold.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Bulbs

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