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Commonly known as Belladonna lily
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialBulbous perennial. Umbels of 6 or more flowers 6-10cm (2-4in) long on stout purple or purple-green stems. Strap-shaped fleshy leaves 22-40cm (9-16in) long are produced after flowering.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Against a wall
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesSlugs, narcissus bulb fly. Under glass, aphids, red spider mites.Place of originSouth Africa. Introduced into UK by Francis Masson (Kew) c.1774.
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)