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Lilium martagon ‘Album’ (Martagon Lily)

White Turk's Cap Lily, Species and cultivars of species

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Vigorous and easy to grow, Lilium martagon ‘Album’ is one of the most charming lilies with its racemes of up to 40 pure, spotless white blossoms, 2-inch wide (5 cm), mostly downward facing with strongly recurved tepals and resembling a Turk’s cap (hence the common name).

  • Blooming in early – mid-summer, this lily comes back year after year and constitutes an excellent border plant, providing striking color and contrast to the perennial border and mixes beautifully with annuals and other summer flowering bulbs. It is well suited to containers and the cutting garden too.
  • Growing up to 5-7 feet tall (150-210 cm) on slender stems clad with whorled leaves, it is highly disease-resistant and performs best in full sun or part shade. Martagons enjoy slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided. Although it might take them a year to adjust to a new garden, once established, the Martagons will thrive for years.
  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (1993)
  • Plant in fall or anytime between spring and fall for potted plants.
  • When flowering is over, cut back leaves and stems after they turn yellow. This plant may self-seed.
  • Toxic to cats (though not for dogs or any known species).
  • This Lily is a member of the Species and cultivars of species Division (IX) which includes all species and their subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars selected therefrom (excluding those derived from formosanum, longiflorum, philippinense, and wallichianum). There are 9 different types of lilies classified by the Royal Horticultural Society. And they are all real eye-catchers!

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Lilium
Common names Turk's Cap Lily, Lily, Martagon Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 5' - 7'
(150cm - 210cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 7" (18cm)
Depth 7" (18cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden
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Lilium ‘Fairy Morning’ (Martagon Lily)
Lilium ‘Conca d’Or’ (Orienpet Lily)
Lilium ‘Candy Club’ (Orienpet Lily)
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Lilium ‘Chameleon’ (Martagon Lily)
Lilium ‘Flavia’ (Orienpet Lily)

Recommended Companion Plants

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmott’s Ghost)
Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ (Catmint)
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Great Masterwort)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Lilium
Common names Turk's Cap Lily, Lily, Martagon Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 5' - 7'
(150cm - 210cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 7" (18cm)
Depth 7" (18cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden
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