LILIUM candidum

Commonly known as Madonna lily

Pure white, fragrant
Further Reading....
  • 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)
  • Full sun

LILIUM candidum

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 


  • 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
    Of 5-20 flowers
    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
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
    (People & Pets) toxic to cats if eaten
1-1.8m (3-6ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Average Person
  0.15m (6in)

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