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Commonly known as Madonna lily
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White - with yellowish bases and bright-yellow anthers.
Height - 1-1.8m (3-6ft)
Spread - 0.15m (6in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - stiffly erect stems bear scattered or spirally-arranged, twisted, lance-shaped leaves to 8cm (3in) long
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - broad, lance-shaped basal leaves to 22cm (9in) long appearing in autumn. Overwintering basal leaves are unique to this lily.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - Many! Aphids, lily beetle, slugs, leatherjackets, wireworm, thrips and our little friends the rabbits and mice. Botrytis in wet springs.
Place of origin - southeastern Europe to eastern Mediterranean.
Flower Shape - Racemes - - of 5-20 flowers
Trumpet - broadly trumpet-shaped, 5-8cm (2-3in) long
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - sweetly fragrant.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
Neutral to alkaline soil
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