This lily, described in medieval romances, is native to the Middle East. Bulbs produce up to 20, 5-in. (12.5-cm)-wide, fragrant flowers. Plant in late summer or early fall when bulbs are dormant. Keep dry until new growth begins.
Don't worry if the leaves on the stem wither. This plant has done that for twenty years.
Madonna Lilies are beautiful, and their scent is heavenly.
Made by John Benoot july2004 Belgium
Close up of Madonna Lily.
A group of Madonna Lilies.
Lilium candidum (Madonna Lily)
Lilium candidum; winter rosette of leaves; zone 3.
Lilium candidum in my garden on Bucharest
Late Fall Foliage with it's garden friend ;-)
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL, zone 6b.