ATHE Madonna Lily
(Lillium Candidum) is a stunning white plant with trumpet- shape flowers.
SQUEEZE a few Madonna lily
bulbs between clumps of lavender and roses.
The name originates from the Greek leirion, a term applied to the madonna lily
, Lilium candidum, which comes from the Mediterranean area and produces a sweet-scented cluster of pure white trumpet flowers on stems from 90cm-180cm tall (3ft-6ft), depending on soil and conditions.
The main exception, and there always has to be an exception, is the Madonna lily
, L candidum, the cottage garden favourite.
For some, the lily is the most beautiful of all, which is why the Madonna lily
(Lilium candidum), a cottage favourite, has been
For strongly-scented white lilies choose Lilium regale or regal lily and Lilium candidum or Madonna lily
Dig out a hole deep enough for the bulb to be covered by at least four inches of soil - except in the case of the Madonna Lily
(Lilium candidum) which should have the top of the bulb almost level with the surface of the soil.
Some of the sweetest scents come from bulbs like the wood tulip (Tulipa sylvestris) and T suaveolens; narcissus, and the wonderful lilies such as the Madonna Lily
(Lilium candidum), L speciosum and L henryii.