A genus estimated at between 15-20 species (depending on your source), spread from the Canary Islands and Africa to the far East. Related to Hymenocallis but distinct in several ways. Pancratium are tender in all of the United Kingdom, with the probable exception of P. illyricum and there is the chance that P. maritimum will persist and vegetate if planted deeply in a very sandy soil in a south facing site.
In warmer areas they will do well in a sandy hot site which dries out in the summer. Their deeply searching roots will find enough water to keep them going whilst the bulbs sit warm and dry until autumn.
They bear very fragrant white flowers in the summer and autumn when their perfume will fill the air on a warm summer evening.
Ordering possible from Autumn and Spring lists.