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What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

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St. Bernard’s lily

Anthericum sanderi

This is a fast-growing, upright, clumping perennial. It can reach a height and spread of 1 to 2 feet. St. Bernard’s lily prefers full sun and does well in partial shade. This groundcover performs best in slightly acid to slightly alkaline soil pH, 6.0 to 7.2.

Any soil texture will work, from clay to sandy loam and sand to sandy clay. It needs well drained soil moisture and has medium drought tolerance. It is cold hardy and can be easily propagated by dividing the clump and transplanting it or from seed.

The flowers bloom year-round and are white. This is a lovely addition to any landscape and can be used for a border, in a container or planted en masse.

Please stop by to see our St. Bernard’s lily in the Asian Influence Garden in our courtyard. Hope to see you soon.

Lynn Barber

The Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden is one of several demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.

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