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Pancratium illyricum

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreyish green

Description

Pancratium illyricum. A bulbous perennial with broad, strap-shaped, mid green basal leaves. Flowers are umbels of white blooms from late spring to early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Pancratium illyricum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They grow well in full sun, with sandy perfectly drained soil. You should kept them dry in the summer. You can propagate from seed or offsets.

Propagation

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

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