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St. Bruno's Lily

Paradisea liliastrum

Also known as

St Bruno's lily, Paradise lily

Paradisea liliastrum (1) by Carmona Rodriguez (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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St. Bruno's Lily Overview

Paradisea liliastrum is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial in the Asparagaceae family. Foliage is narrow and grass-like and this species typically grows to around 90cm tall. Flowers are produced on erect stems, the blooms are trumpet-shaped, white and measure approximately 3-6cm in length. They have notable yellow anthers and appear late in springtime. Cultivated as garden specimens, this species is commonly known as St Bruno's lily. Thrives in rich, moist soil and can tolerate full sun or partial shade. This species is popular in horticulture and has achieved the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. It's considered an attractive ornamental species and is frequently used in herbaceous borders.

Common problems with St. Bruno's Lily

How to propagate St. Bruno's Lily



Best done in autumn.

Special features of St. Bruno's Lily

Attractive flowers

Other uses of St. Bruno's Lily

Grown for their flowers and foliage.


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