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Anthericum saundersiae (Grass lily, Weeping anthericum)

Anthericum saundersiae Photo/Illustration: Tom Peace


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Anthericum saundersiae an-THER-ih-kum son-DERS-ee-ay Common Name: Grass lily, Weeping anthericum Genus: Anthericum
This plant's foot-tall clumps produce white lily-like flowers on thin, arching stems. It blooms from late spring into fall; blooms are followed by attractive brown capsular fruits. Its foliage is narrow, linear, and dark-green.
Noteworthy characteristics: This plant is used best in a mixed garden or in a small mass, but it will work as a specimen, in a large container, or in mixed beds.
Care: Grow in wet soil if in full sun, or average soil if in the shade. Needs well-drained soil. Prefers pH 5.8 to 6.2 and moderate feed. Requires consistent amounts of moisture for best performance.
Propagation: Divide clumps when growth begins in early spring. Seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. They may flower within three years.
Problems: Leaf spot, spider mites, mealy bugs.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium to Wet
Characteristics Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Naturalizing
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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