Growth- Perennial Bulb
Size- H: 120cm W: 20cm approx.
Position- Partial Sun, Woodland
Seed Count- 25 approx
Amazingly decorative and easily grown L. martagon is found in a huge area across Southern Europe from the Iberian peninsula to the Balkans, and from Poland across the Caucasus to Siberia. 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 during the summer months. There may be up to 50 blooms on a stem. This pale, purple-pink form has purplish maroon speckles on the petals and a moderate perfume. Makes a good cut flower. Great to colonize. Enjoys part shade to shade. 120cm H x 20cm W.
Sow Lilium martagon 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.