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Lilium martagon
Lilium martagon
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Lilium martagon

Purple Martagon Lily

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.319.710

Also known as Turk's-Cap Lily, this species produces many small pendulous flowers with dusky purplish-red petals in early to mid summer. Leaves are arranged in tiers or whorls along the tall stems. The flower petals curve backwards, giving each bloom an exotic turban-like appearance. This species tolerates shade or sun and prefers rich soil with excellent drainage. Slow to increase but clumps may be left undisturbed for many years. Allow stems and leaves to ripen and turn yellow after the flowers are finished. Flowers smell pleasantly fragrant to some, rank and unpleasant to others.

Further details for
Lilium martagon

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.