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Lilium ‘Terrace City’ (Martagon Lily)

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A very pretty-looking martagon hybrid, Lilium ‘Terrace City’ produces impressive racemes of soft golden yellow blossoms brushed with pale pink towards the petal tips and delicately sprinkled with orange spots. Resembling a Turk’s cap with their strongly recurved petals (hence the common name), the downward-facing flowers form a cheerful floral candelabra with up to 20 blooms on one stem. A favorite of butterflies, Lilium ‘Terrace City’ is an ideal naturalizing subject that grows well between shrubs or in light woodland conditions.

  • 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 mixing beautifully with annuals and other summer flowering bulbs. It is well suited to containers and the cutting garden too.
  • Growing up to 3-4 feet tall (90-120 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.
  • 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 Martagon Hybrid Division (II) which includes the hybrids of Martagon lilies derived from L. × dalhansonii, hansonii, martagon, medeoloides and tsingtauense. Flowers usually small, often numerous, mostly downfacing, typically with rather thick, recurved tepals and often of Turk’s cap form, and often borne in a narrow, cylindrical inflorescence; sometimes out-facing with tepals hardly recurved. Spots usually present, numerous, often on at least three-quarters of each tepal and sometimes also on the edges of the outside. Tepal-margins usually smooth. Flowers with little or an unpleasant scent. Buds often hairy. Leaves typically whorled, often rather broad. Bulbs often mauve or orange-yellow. Early flowering. 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, Martagon Lily, Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
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, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden
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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, Martagon Lily, Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 4" - 8"
(10cm - 20cm)
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, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden
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