PINK TURK’S CAP LILY
Lilium martagon erupts with impressive, large branching stems, with a flock of pink-purple “Turk’s Caps” blooms in summer. The stacked spires of flowers are a superb garden feature with their upturned petals like squadrons of pagoda roofs.
And their sweet scent is also unmissable.
An established plant can bear scores of delightfully twirled flowers each late spring-early summer.
The gorgeous Pink Turk’s Cap Lily is a stoloniferous bulb that returns happily each year bigger and better than ever, without any help from you except giving it the preferred deciduous woodland conditions.
You do not have to lift or divide them – instead just leave them alone to get on with it.
Lilium martagon is hardy and easy to grow when it is given it’s preferred position. It loves to grow in Part Shade, or where it gets Morning Sun. It naturally grows under deciduous trees, so it enjoys humus rich, well-drained soil, and does enjoy leaf litter or light mulch.
Turk’s Cap Lilies are extremely frost hardy.
And as they are dormant over summer they do not require a lot of additional watering – they have gone to sleep before the hot weather arrives.
So Lilium martagon is a low maintenance treasure for gardens with deciduous trees or shrubs.
Impressive 1.2m High when in flower on slender upright, branched stems.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Sow in punnets indoors at any time.
Indoors: Sow seeds on their sides, in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then barely cover the seeds with grit/mix/sand.
Now keep the sown punnet moist in a well-lit position (not in direct sunlight) at temperatures around 18-20°C, for 4 weeks.
Then cling-wrap the moist sown punnet & place it in the fridge (not freezer) for 6-9 weeks.
After the period of chilling in the fridge, remove from fridge, unwrap the punnet & place it again in well lit-position at 18-20°C.
Seedlings emerge within approx. 30 days. But patience – do not discard punnet, as some seedlings may come later.
SEED COUNT: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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