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Pancratium maritimum

Mediterranean lily

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Pancratium maritimum (Mediterranean lily). This species will bear umbels of sweetly scented flowers in late summer. It flowers most freely when the long-necked bulbs have multiplied into tight clumps.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Sea daffodil, Sea lily

Origin

S.W Europe, Mediterranean

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLight, 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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