LILIUM MARTAGON RED
This is the more unusual and extremely desirable darker-coloured form of this strong-growing lily. It forms a clump of erect stems bearing whorls of narrow leaves with large racemes of nodding, glossy, deepest red flowers with recurved petals in early summer. Bone 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