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 is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous plant that grows from a bulb. It has a very wide native region from West Europe to Asia and Mongolia.
Lilium Martagon is clump-forming. It has strong erect stems and narrow leaves. It grows racemes of nodding flowers with recurved petals. The shape of these petals resembles Turkish turbans and therefore has influenced its name. Lilium Martagon flowers in summer. The flowers are fragrant. They grow in a range of colors. And they have spots. Each plant can produce almost 50 flowers. This makes a nice display in the landscape. Lilium Martagon is also a wonderful cut-flower.
How to grow Lilium Martagon:
Grow it in the sun. Plant Lilium Martagon about 6 to 8in or 15 to 20cmm deep. Use a moist, humus-rich soil that is well-drained. Deadhead the flowers. Cut the stem to the ground level at the end of autumn. It can grow about 1.5m or 5ft.
This plant is highly toxic to cats. even cut flowers or dried flowers could harm cats. If ingested, it causes fatal kidney failure. Even if cats brush against the flowers and get any pollen on them, they could be endangered as they might lick the pollen from their fur.