Flower Description: Bred from L. martagon, a species native throughout Europe, this martagon hybrid is one that will simply leave you speechless. Carrying the same base red to mahogany color as does Claude Shride, it is broken up with a great deal more of the golden orange tones that seem to really appeal to our native swallowtail butterflies. They simply love it and at times a single stem can have a half dozen or more feeding at one time. As with all martagons, be prepared to wait a full season for first bloom as the bulbs settle in.
More difficult to establish than our Asiatic, Trumpet or Oriental lilies, our Martagon lilies are guaranteed to be healthy and true-to-name, but not for failure to grow. May take an additional season before blooming and conditions need to be more exacting. Martagons pout when they are moved and need to settle back in to their new homes. Provide perfect drainage, rocky soil is fine, and don't over water the bulbs during summer while they are in dormancy. Bulbs resent transplanting and could rot during a cold, wet winter/spring or during the summer, if you add any moisture retentive materials to the soil around the bulb itself. Under no circumstances use peat for L. martagon or its hybrids, but leaf mold and/or compost as a top dressing in the fall is desirable.
Classification: Martagon Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 3-10, lows to -40° F.)
Stock #4317 - L. martagon x 'Sunny Morning' - Martagon Hybrid Lily Bulb