Lily bulbs from B&D Lilies® are garden tested. Orienpet lily bulbs, Trumpet, Orientals and Asiatic lilies, when planted in spring, will bloom spectacularly this coming summer.
'L. martagon x 'Brocade'' (Lilium)
Lily Bulb Description
Classification: Martagon Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 3-10, lows to -40° F.)
Lily Bulb #L-4027 - Spring 2004 Introduction - Peachy-pink from a distance, but upon closer inspection, one sees butter yellow and orange, suffused over rosy pink. Chocolate speckles over Ú of the petal. 4 to 5 Feet. May/June. Native to Europe, established colonies of Martagon lilies produce numerous, reflexed flowers on graceful stems. Bloom size is small, anywhere from one to two inches across when the petals are tightly curled. Frequently used in cottage gardens, along with Lilium regale, Martagon lilies are classic choices for old style gardens.
More difficult to establish than our Asiatic, Trumpet or Oriental lilies, small bulbs transplant best; all Martagon lilies are guaranteed to be healthy and true-to-name, but not for failure to grow. May take several seasons before blooming and conditions need to be more exacting. 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.
Bulb Size - Varies from that of shelled filbert nut to as large as our Asiatic Hybrid lilies, all subject to growing season and harvest of individual cultivars. Smaller bulbs tend to establish easier, larger bulbs may put up more flowers first year, but even that is not guaranteed, as these bulbs are very close to the original species.
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