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Lilium chalcedonicum

Scarlet martagon lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.8m to 1.4m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBronze orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen rimmed silver
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lilium chalcedonicum (Scarlet martagon lily). The stems are covered with leaves, they will grow about 1.2m tall and produce 10 bright red flowers in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Greece

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, brightly coloured flowers. Makes a good container plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need good drainage. Some prefer alkaline soil, others will not tolerate it. They all prefer the sun, but make sure the roots are deep to keep them cool. They can be propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb or seeds.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, by bulb scales in summer or by stem bulbs (where present) in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Viruses, fungal diseases, leather jackets and lily beetle may cause problems.

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