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Candidum Collection

"Candidum: The Timeless Elegance of Madonna Lilies" Also known as the Madonna lily or white lily, Lilium a symbol of purity and grace

Background imageCandidum Collection: Madonna lily or white lily, Lilium candidum

Madonna lily or white lily, Lilium candidum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1794

Background imageCandidum Collection: Common white lily, Lilium candidum

Common white lily, Lilium candidum
5856767 Common white lily, Lilium candidum by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: Common white lily, Lilium candidum, with orange antherae)

Background imageCandidum Collection: Pansy, pensee, Viola tricolor var. hortensis

Pansy, pensee, Viola tricolor var. hortensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by D.G. after an illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Guirlande de Flore, Garland of Flowers, Chez Janet

Background imageCandidum Collection: Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, and orange

Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, and orange lily, Lilium bulbiferum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCandidum Collection: Chickpea or garbanzo varieties, Cicer arietinum

Chickpea or garbanzo varieties, Cicer arietinum
Chickpea or garbanzo bean varieties, Cicer arietinum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCandidum Collection: Lilies, Lilium candidum, and gold ribbon

Lilies, Lilium candidum, and gold ribbon
Lilies, Lilium candidum, gold ribbon, illuminated initial and calligraphic poem inside box. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang from Alice Ward Baileys Flower Fancies, Boston, 1889

Background imageCandidum Collection: Madonna lily, Lilium candidum

Madonna lily, Lilium candidum
Le grand Lys blanc. Madonna lily, Lilium candidum. Handcoloured etching from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Collection precieuse et enluminee des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses

Background imageCandidum Collection: The Adoration. Virgin Mary, hands in position of prayer, kneels over the infant Christ

The Adoration. Virgin Mary, hands in position of prayer, kneels over the infant Christ. At top, hands hold the Virgins crown and two cherubims look down

Background imageCandidum Collection: Madonna Lilies

Madonna Lilies
The Madonna Lily (Lilium Candidum) is one of the oldest cultivated lilies, propigated by the Minoans. It was probably brought to Europe by Phoenician traders. Date: 1950s


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"Candidum: The Timeless Elegance of Madonna Lilies" Also known as the Madonna lily or white lily, Lilium a symbol of purity and grace. Its pristine petals, resembling delicate ivory trumpets, have captivated hearts for centuries. This common white lily, with its enchanting fragrance and ethereal beauty, has become an emblematic flower in various cultures. In gardens around the world, the sight of these majestic blooms evokes a sense of serenity and tranquility. Their pure white hue stands out against lush green foliage, creating a striking contrast that catches the eye. Whether planted alongside vibrant pansies or surrounded by orange accents, such as vibrant marigolds or fiery tulips, Lilium candidum adds an air of sophistication to any floral arrangement. Beyond their ornamental value lies another surprising aspect - chickpea or garbanzo varieties. Yes, these versatile legumes share their name with this regal flower due to their similar shape. A fascinating connection between nature's diverse offerings. Lilies hold great symbolism throughout history; they are often associated with purity and devotion. Adorned with gold ribbon or showcased on their own in all their glory, Lilium candidum exudes elegance like no other bloom can. The image of Virgin Mary kneeling over the infant Christ in adoration perfectly captures the essence of Madonna lilies' significance. Just as she embodies love and compassion through her hands clasped in prayer position so do these exquisite flowers embody timeless beauty. Le Lys blanc: Lilium candidum - its French name adds a touch of romance to this already captivating blossom. It reminds us that across borders and languages alike people recognize its allure. Whether gracing religious ceremonies or simply brightening up our homes and gardens with their radiant presence, Madonna lilies continue to be cherished symbols of divinity and grace throughout generations.