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St. Bernard's Lily

Anthericum liliago

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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St. Bernard's Lily Overview

Anthericum liliago produces tufts of grass-like grey-green leaves. In the late spring or early summer, tall spikes of white flowers on white stems are produced which seem to 'float' in the right light. Also known as St. Bernard's Lil, Branched Spiderwort and Savoy Spiderwort, these plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil over winter to prevent the fleshy roots from rotting away.

Common problems with St. Bernard's Lily

How to harvest St. Bernard's Lily

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.

How to propagate St. Bernard's Lily


By division in spring.


Sow seed in spring or autumn into pots placed in a cool greenhouse or cold frame.

Special features of St. Bernard's Lily

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Solitary bees and occasionally visited by mining bees.

Other uses of St. Bernard's Lily

This flowering ornamental is suitable to include in planting schemes for south, east or west-facing aspects in the mixed beds and borders of informal and cottage gardens or grown as part of a cut-flower patch.


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