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Lilium martagon

Martagon lily

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  • Lilium martagon | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lilium martagon | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.8m to 2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink purple, red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium martagon (Martagon lily). It will grow about 1.8m and can produce as many as 50 blooms. The flowers are pendulous and are usually creamy-white to pale purple with darker spots.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Turk's cap lily, Lily

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden or grassland.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Attracts Slugs

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