Martagon lily purple pink flowers that have dark spots. Specie lilies may take a little longer to establish but are an excellent garden plant. Lilies can be left undisturbed for many years and only need to be moved when they become overcrowded.
Martagon has been awarded an AGM by the Royal Horticultural Society (Award of Garden Merit)
Martagon lilies are also known as Turk’s cap lily, also applied to a number of other species, comes from the characteristic reflexed shape of the petals. The specific epithet martagon is a Turkish word which also means turban or cap. It has a widespread native region extending from Portugal east through Europe and Asia as far east as Mongolia.
Plant in well drained soil that has been cultivated to a depth of 20cms if possible plant 10-15cms deep and 10cms apart. They prefer the shadier areas of the garden and at the edges of wooded areas. If planting in heavy soils just add a handful of grit to the hole to help with drainage.
Feed when flowering with bone-meal or similar.
Flowering height: 3-5 feet (90-150cms)
Flowering time: June-July
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun. Happy in the colder parts of the garden.
Soil type: Free draining soils that are humus rich and do not get waterlogged.
If Lily beetle is a problem either spray with an appropriate insecticide or alternatively pick off the orange adults. In addition you should check the underneath of the leaves for larvae