• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Paradisea liliastrum (L.) Bertol.

St Bruno's lily

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names St Bruno's lily
    giant St Bruno's lily

    great Savoy spiderwort
    paradise lily
    star lily of paradise

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  • Synonyms Anthericum liliastrum

  • Family Asparagaceae

  • Genus Paradisea are clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennials with linear basal leaves and stems bearing loose racemes of trumpet-shaped white flowers in late spring or summer

  • Details P. liliastrum is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with greyish-green grassy leaves and erect stems bearing racemes of lily-like pure white flowers 4-6cm in length in early summer

  • Plant range Pyrenees, Alps, Appennines

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame either when ripe or in spring. Propagate by division after flowering or in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Deadhead after flowering to maintain vigour and then cut back to base in winter

Pests May be attacked by slugs

Diseases Generally disease free

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