Lilium Martagon Purple Mix (Lily Martagon)

Lilium Martagon Purple Seeds Mix (Lily Martagon Seeds)

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Use a well drained soil, rich in organic matter with a soil pH slightly acidic to neutral.

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This is Lilium martagon purple, one of the most popular Lilium. This perennial is also called Turk's Cap Lily. It is is native to parts of Europe and can reach 2-3 feet tall. It blooms in late Spring to mid-Summer. The flowers are purple, pendulous and sometimes nearly 20 on a stem. The bloom size is up to 2 inches. The flowers are hermaphrodite, they have both male and female organs. Deciduous foliage medium-green and narrow leaves. The foliage size up to 6 inches. Hardiness Zones 3-7, (-37°C/-35°F, -15°C/5°F) in Winter. Use a well drained soil, rich in organic matter with a soil pH slightly acidic to neutral. Water regularly; do not overwater and do not allow the soil to dry out. It grows very nicely in part shade.
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Common name Turk's Cap Lily
Family Lily Martagon
Genus No
Species Lilium martagon
Cultivar Purple
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Germination is hypogeal; seed sprouts as a bulb at warm temperatures, requiring a period of cold afterwards to send up its first true leaf. Lily bulbs never go fully dormant, so they must be treated carefully. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep and keep moist. A plastic sandwich bag placed loosely over each pot will keep moisture in and cut down maintenance for a few weeks. Place in warm temperature, 70-75°F for 9-12 weeks. Then place in cold temperatures, in the refrigerator, -4°C to 4°C for 3 months and back to warm; it will send up its first true leaf in 1-2 weeks. Lily seeds are not difficult to germinate indoors and to grow under lights. The most important requirement for the planting mix is drainage while retaining moisture. Use a combination of sand, soil, vermiculite, perlite and whatever organic matter is at hand to produce a light, airy mix which retains moisture but allows good drainage.
Scarification / Stratification No

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