Embracing the history of many countries, Liliums are named after a Celtic word that means whiteness, and according to an age-old Christian legend, the first Lily “sprang from the tears of Eve as she went from Eden.” The species we offer are easily grown in just about any garden of Eden with well-drained soil and a sunny spot. Excellent as cut flowers, Lilies should be picked as soon as they open. In the fall, you can cut the stems back after the foliage turns brown, which allows the bulbs to store up much-needed nourishment.
Gracing countless gardens since 1946, this beloved classic martagon cultivar has survived the test of time with its splendid, reliable turk-caps and long-lived winsome habit. The pendulous glowing flowers unfurl from pink-tinged buds and present a study in sunset-rich colors, which include recurved vibrant yellow petals, deep red freckles, orangey-pink daubs and salmon-infused backsides. Appreciative of dappled light, good drainage and well-cultivated humusy alcoves, the cold-hardy tiers of whorled dark green leaves can be massed and surrounded by woodland companions such as Geranium ‘Bevan’s Variety’ and Porteranthus trifoliatus.
Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 10" – 15" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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