White lilies

White lilies have been a symbol of femininity, beauty and purity for centuries. The scent of the lily is one of the most popular. The lily is a beautiful cut flower that behaves like a perennial in the garden. You can enjoy the beauty of this plant for years.

Height: maximum 1 metre
When to sow lilies: The bulb can be planted in the ground after August (15-20 centimetres)
Flowering time: May to August
Latin name: lilium
Type of plant: bulbous plant
The bulb of a lily does not last long above ground. In winter you should cover the soil with a layer of humus. The bulb can also be overwintered in a pot.

2. White periwinkle

This evergreen shrub can form branches up to 2 metres long, but they never grow higher than 20 to 40 centimetres. The plant produces flowers practically all year round. The colour white is the most common, along with purple and blue. Since the branches easily take root somewhere, it is wise to make sure that the periwinkle does not become too rampant.

Height: 20 to 40 centimetres
When to sow periwinkle: spring
Flowering time: practically the whole year
Latin name: Vinca
Type of plant: shrub
The periwinkle is a so-called defensive plant that is said to protect against witchcraft. If it doesn’t help, it certainly doesn’t hurt.

3. Allium white

The allium is also known as an ornamental onion. The large ball of flowers blooms from early spring. There are also species that flower later and continue to do so until the end of August. The decorative onion is therefore very suitable if you want to combine a garden with various flowering plants.

Height: maximum 85 centimetres
When to sow allium: autumn
Flowering time: March until August at the latest
Latin name: Allium
Type of plant: bulbous plant
The bulb can remain in the ground, but in time these ornamental onions will naturalise. Butterflies and bees find the large ball of small white flowers attractive.

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