This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A large genus of Liliaceous perennials, having stoutish, fleshy rootstocks, narrow channelled leaves, and tall spikes of white Lilylike blossoms during the summer months. They are easily increased by division in autumn or from seeds. The trade done is chiefly in the plants for border decoration, and the best-selling kinds are: A. Liliastrum, known as St. Bruno's Lily, with its varieties giganteum and major; A. Liliago (St. Bernard's Lily); and A. ramosum - all growing from 2-3 ft. high. They are useful for cut flowers.