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Lilium candidum

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LIL-ee-um kan-DID-um
Description

Prefers full to PM sun and a well-drained, moisture-retentive soil.  The large, white, fragrant flowers bloom in very late Spring to early Summer.  When planting, cover bulbs with 1 in. of soil and space 4-6 in apart.  Great for use in beds, as exhibition bulbs, and in rock gardens.  This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

 

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#bulb#fragrant flowers#white flowers#exhibition bulbs#summer bulbs#rock gardens#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs
 
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#bulb#fragrant flowers#white flowers#exhibition bulbs#summer bulbs#rock gardens#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lilium
    Species:
    candidum
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    S. North Macedonia to SW. Turkey, Lebanon to Israel
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Colored Sepals
    Flower Description:
    Blooms in very late Spring to early Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats