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Lilium martagon var. album

Martagon lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.7m to 1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lilium martagon var. album (Martagon lily). This produces pure white flowers in early summer to mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

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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