Another Perfect Plant: Martagon Lily

Martagon lilies are a collection of species and hybrids that are well-suited for planting in a cottage-style part shade or dappled shade garden. Introduced in 1921, this particular hyrbid is a lovely pale yellow and magenta, but other hybrids can be found in shades of pink, magenta, orange, and white. The flower stalks top out somewhere around four-feet and in early summer are covered by many sweet smelling flowers.

Lilium martagon x Mrs. R.O. Backhouse is slow to reproduce and sometimes even slower to flower, but your patience will be rewarded with beautiful stalks of nodding flowers. Grow them in well-rained soil and try not to move them around, as they can get sulky and not sprout the year after moving. If they do have to be moved, fall is a better time to do so.

More information at:
B&D Lilies
Northern Gardener

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Erica Glasener

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