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PlantFiles: St. Bernard's Lily
Anthericum liliago

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthericum (an-THER-ih-kum) (Info)
Species: liliago (lil-ee-AH-go) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Starlite1 On May 21, 2010, Starlite1 from Deland, FL wrote:

I found this plant growing at the gardens at Bok Tower and brought some seeds home. It does well but does not like full sun in Florida.It seems to do better with morning sun or dappled sun lite. VERY easy to grow from seed.

Neutral seedlng On Jun 29, 2005, seedlng from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

i live in ft lauderdale florida. if anyone has success with this plant please provide your findings. I have purchased 3 plants from a local nursery that suggests it

does great in flooding in summer and ry weather in summer. which suggest same conditions we have in south east florida.

my usage will be in swale planting.
in south east florida our streets and swales flood only daily for 1 hour and then receed leaving wet soggy soils in summer. and in wwinter when the rainy season is over we receive little to no rain, but instead replaced with dry cool and sunny warm weather and soils dry out to almost droughty conditions.

the height of this plant 1-2 ft suggests a good swale-side

we in southeast florida are always looking for plants that can take the extremes of our summers and winters.


Neutral RiseAnn On Aug 31, 2001, RiseAnn from Rapid City, SD (Zone 5b) wrote:

Upright with small trumpet-shaped flowers with gray-green, long narrow grass-like leaves. Prefers rich well-drained soil and full sun. May self-sow. Blooms early summer.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska
Brandon, Florida
Lithia, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Odessa, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Nashua, New Hampshire
Austin, Texas

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