Lilium martagon album WHITE TURKS CAP


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Family- Liliaceae
Growth- Perennial Bulb
Size- H: 120cm W: 20cm approx.
Position- Partial Shade, Woodland
Seed Count- 25 approx.

Lilium martagon album, White Lily of Istanbul, White Turk’s Cap Lily: Treasured in gardens since the 16th L. martagon album is the best of all the white cultivars. Widely grown throughout Europe, the beautifully reflexed, waxy petals are totally spotless. It thrives in sub-alpine meadows, woods or scrubs up to 7,000ft above sea level and tolerates all soils, though it prefers neutral to alkaline conditions. Tall erect stems hold many pendulous, downward facing blooms with swept back petals and prominent golden stamens during the summer months. There may be up to 40-50 blooms on a stem.  Makes a good cut flower.  Great to colonize. Enjoys part shade to shade.

Sowing Advice-
Sow Lilium martagon album seed at any time however late autumn winter is ideal as natural cold spell will offer ideal conditions for germination to occur the following spring. Sow seed on side in good quality seed raising mix an cover lightly with sand/vermiculite.  Can be grown indoors at any time, put on 18-20 degrees for 4—12 weeks, then move to fridge at 4 degrees C for 3-6 months, then return to warmth. You may not see any above ground growth for many months. Do not water seedlings from  May to September. Allow seedlings to grow on for one year undisturbed. Pot up bulbs when dormant and grow on for a further 12 months before planting out in the garden.