DESCRIPTION: This plant, known as St. Bernard's Lily, is an upright plant, growing from 18 to 24 inches high and 12 inches wide. The gray-green leaves are long and thin, resembling grass. The small, white flowers are trumpet-shaped and produced in long, spikes, in early summer. This perennial is found wild from southern Europe to southern Turkey.
POTTING: Grow this plant in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun or slight shade. Light loamy soil with an addition of well-rotted manure, compost or peat moss is suitable. This plant looks nice in herbaceous borders and is good for cutting.
PROPAGATION: Divide this plant in the spring or sow seeds in light, sandy soil in the fall.
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