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' (Lilium)

'L. martagon' - Species Lily Bulb
'L. martagon' - Species Lily Bulb
Item# LS82
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Lily Bulb Description

'L. martagon' - Species Lily Bulb
The best known of the European natives, Lilium martagon and its variants have the greatest range of any species. Preferring calcareous soils, Lilium martagon can find a home in every garden provided some lime is added yearly to the soil. Not liking to be disturbed, it will often refuse to send up a stem the first season after being moved. The Turk's Cap flowers are small, but as many as 50 or more can appear on the 4 foot stem of a mature, settled bulb. Carrying a light "wild flower" scent, they do well in shade as well as full sun, of which the latter tends to keep stems from reaching their full potential.

Photo inset is 'Lilium martagon' being visited by one of our native Swallowtail butterflies.


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