White lilies have been a symbol of femininity, beauty and purity for centuries. The scent of the lily is one of the most beloved. The lily is a beautiful cut flower that behaves like a perennial in the garden. You can enjoy the splendour of this plant for years.
Height: up to 1 metre
When to sow lilies: The bulb can be put 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 overwinter in a pot.
This evergreen shrub can form branches as long as 2 metres, but they never reach higher than 20 to 40 centimetres. The plant forms flowers almost all year round. The colour white is the most common besides purple blue. As the branches easily take root anywhere, it is wise to be careful that the periwinkle does not proliferate too much.
Height: 20 to 40 centimetres
When to sow periwinkle: spring
Flowering time: practically all year round
Latin name: Vinca
Type of plant: shrub
The periwinkle is a so-called defence plant that is claimed to protect against witchcraft. If it doesn’t help, it certainly doesn’t hurt.