Abyssinian Lily Acidanthera murielae
Sword lily Acidanthera or Abyssinian Lily ‘Gladiolus accidi’ is one of the most fragrant gladioli types around.
It bears attractive highly fragrant pure white lily-like flowers with a deep purple blotch in the centre in late summer.
They’re very decorative when planted in the border with late flowering perennials. Dig them up in late autumn and store in cool dry conditions and replant in spring.
Details Abyssinian Lily Acidanthera murielae
- Attracts Butterflies
- Blooms: August – September
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 1 – 10 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 8 cm
- Plant spacing: 15 cm
- Hardiness: Not hardy
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Acidanthera Murielae
Plant Acidanthera Murielae in well-drained prepared soil in a sheltered spot with full sun when all danger of frost has passed. You can improve heavy soil by mixing in some builders sand.
Plant Acidanthera Murielae ‘nose’ upward into the soil at the recommended depth on the packaging.
Always water well after planting to stimulate growth! For best results the following year as the buds materialize, add a high potash liquid feed in early spring to fertilize.
Remove the faded flower heads as they appear as this helps to promote new growth.
Lift Acidanthera Murielae before winter arrives. Store in a cool, dry frost-free place until you can replant the bulbs in spring.