Arthropodium milleflorum – Pale Vanilla Lily

A great low maintenance perennial plant with vanilla perfumed flowers from late spring to summer. The blooms are nodding, and can be white, pale pink to pale blue. It is a grass-like plant, and can be grown and flowered in both sun and shade. It will become dormant in dry times, so should be marked with a label so that it doesn’t become a victim of weeding. Drought and frost tolerant, and can survive in heavy shade.
It grows from tuberous roots, which are edible. Indigenous people ate the tubers raw or after roasting them.
Propagate from seed or by division of the tubers.

Family : Anthericaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit :
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Arthropodium milleflorum
Common Name : Vanilla Lily
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Blue, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects