Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum

Lilium candidum

"Madonna lily"

Lilium candidum

1 bulb — £4.95

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Description

You can’t beat Lilium candidum (also known as Madonna lily) for beauty, fragrance and height. This towering and statuesque lily really is a star performer in the garden and is certain to wow you and your neighbours with its multiple, magnificent large white blooms during summer. The highly-scented flowers open at head height too, so you’ll be blown away by its divine fragrance every time you walk past! Lilium candidum looks like something you would only find in the tropics, but it’s actually fully hardy in the UK climate, so all you need to do is pop it in the ground in autumn and wait to be wowed.

Lilium candidum is just the ticket for cottage-style gardens, but also fits in well with a contemporary garden or white-flower planting scheme. Being a lily, the Madonna lily is happiest in a sheltered spot so tuck it into a quiet corner, sheltered pathway or among shrubs or other tall varieties. Its narrow habit makes it a great choice for adding height in small gardens without taking up too much ground space. In autumn, simply cut back the faded stems and leave the Lilium candidum bulbs in the ground for a repeat show the following year.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Lilium candidum

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    24/+

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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