Botanical Name: Paradisea liliastrum
Common Name: St Bruno’s Lily
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 25
Paradisea liliastrum – A graceful alpine meadow lily from the mountains of South Europe. This herbaceous perennial has a rhizomatous rootstock that spreads slowly to form a small clump. It has thin grass like leaves and elegant, fragrant, green spotted, white bell shaped flowers with prominent yellow anthers that appear in late spring. The common name, St Bruno’s lily, refers to the 11th century founder of the Carthusian order of monks, whose motherhouse was in the French Alps, where this plant can be found. A member of the aspholdel family, this worthwhile beauty will increase by self seeding. Enjoys full sun to light shade in humus rich soil. 45cm x 25cm.
Sow Paradisea seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Cover with fine river sand or compost to 5mm deep. Keep seed in a cool well lit spot outdoors. Protect from mice. Heat is not needed and prevents germination . Be patient , germination can be slow, the seed usually needs to experience a period of cold or chilling in a moist seed tray. The seeds should germinate in spring. Do not discard. Prick out individual seedlings into small pots, grow on until sufficient size is reached to plant out in the garden.