Lilium Martagon or Martagon Lily

Lilium Martagon or Martagon Lily is also known as Mountain Lily or Turk’s Cap Lily, Lily of Istanbul, Sultan Lily, or Dragon Lily. It belongs to the Liliaceae family of plants. Like other lilies in the genus, it is a herbaceous flower plant that grows from a bulb. It has a very wide native region from West Europe to Asia and Mongolia. Lilium Martagon is a clump-forming lily, strong with erect stems and narrow leaves. It produces racemes of nodding flowers recurved petals, it is the shape of these petals resembling Turkish turbans that influenced its name. It usually flowers in summer. The flowers are fragrant and come in a range of colors and with spots. Each plant can have almost 50 flowers so it does make a nice display, it is also a wonderful-looking cut flower.

Lilium Martagon
Lilium Martagon or Martagon Lily at St James’s Park, London

Plant Lilium Martagon about 6 to 8in or 15 to 20cmm deep in a moist, humus-rich soil that is well-drained. The prefer sun or partial-shade. You can deadhead the flowers and cut the stem to the ground level at the end of autumn. It can grow about 1.5m or 5ft.

Lilium Martagon
Lilium Martagon

This plant is highly toxic to cats, even cut flowers or dried flowers could harm them. If ingested causes fatal kidney failure. Even if cats brush against them and get any pollen on them they could be endangered as they might lick the pollen from their fur.

Lilium Martagon
Lilium Martagon
Lilium Martagon
Lilium Martagon

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