LILIUM MARTAGON (PINK)
This strong-growing lily forms a clump of erect stems bearing whorls of narrow leaves and with large racemes of nodding, glossy purplish-pink flowers with recurved petals in early summer, with the occasional odd plant flowering white. Hardy and long-lived it is a valuable addition to any garden.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Turk's Cap Lily
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial