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Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Pack of 3 Bulbs
Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Pack of 3 Bulbs Lilium Candidum - the 'Madonna' Lily The 'Madonna' Lily in the Garden
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Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Pack of 3 Bulbs LILIES

Lily Bulbs for sale

latin name Lilium Candidum
Also known as Madonna Lily
Genus Lilium
Colours White
Aspect Full Sun
Height Up to 2m
Planting period Autumn (Sept to Nov)
Flowering period Early Summer
Soil Type Well-drained, Alkaline Soil
Size for this price 16/18cm
Shipping est Autumn (Sept to Nov 2017)
Delivery time February to May 2018
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes
Double flowered No
What is being sold? Lily Bulbs for sale

Description of Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Pack of 3 Bulbs LILIES

Lilium Candidum (popularly known as the Madonna Lily) needs to be planted in the Autumn and will typically start to emerge in late spring and bears fragrant flowers in summer. Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) will produce beautifully white flowers, flushed yellow at the base. The Madonna Lily if often seen religious paintings as it was depicted for centuries as the symbol of Mary and the Catholic Church. The Madonna Lily is a symbol of purity and virtue. 
Pack of 3 Bulbs.
  • Lilium Candidum Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. Ideally in the Autumn for Summer Flowering.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Lilium Candidum (the Madonna lily) prefer an Alkaline soil.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant the Lilium Candidum bulbs with the tops of them level with the soil.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 8" apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
  • Lilies tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.

  • Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained.
  • If planting in pots, make sure lilies are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • Lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a day's full sunshine, if it’s a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun.
  • Lily bulbs do not like to be dried out so they must be kept in soil at all times.
  • Try to plant your lilies where they will dry out after rain to prevent Botrytis, a fungus that spots the leaves. If you do see brown spots on your leaves, spray with a fungicide recommended for roses.
  • If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
  • After a few years of flowering, you may find your lilies produce less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
  • See FAQ on Lily Beetle care.

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