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.
- This Lily is a member of the Species and cultivars of species Division (IX) which includes all species and their subspecies, varieties and 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!