Martagon Lily Arabian Night has flowers that are a deep red with an orange edge to the petals. Named for the collection of Middle Eastern tales, Martagon Lily Arabian Night will grow to 4-5 feet and flowers around June to July.
An excellent garden plant and a very popular lily. Lilies can be left undisturbed for years and will only need to be moved when they become overcrowded.
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