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Pancratium Genus

Sea lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Description

Pancratium genus (Sea lily). This genus comprises 16 species of bulbous perennials. The flowers are always white, tend to be trumpet shaped and will bloom in bunches.

Characteristics

Perennials, Bulbs, Fragrants

Origin

Canary Islands, W. Africa, Mediterranean & Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

Frost to half hardy and will grow well in full sun in sandy, perfectly drained soil. You should kept them dry in the summer. Plant at least 15cm deep. Feed with a high-potash liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from autumn to spring.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in autumn or by offsets detached in early autumn.

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