Lilium martagon var. album

Lilium martagon var. album

Martagon lily

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lilium martagon var. album
  • Common name: Martagon lily
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Lilium martagon is a striking lily, native to the mountain meadows of Switzerland. It bears dark green leaves, from which tall stems of fragrant, purple turkscap lilies appear in summer. It makes an excellent cut flower. 

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Lilium martagon var. album is elegant and beautiful variety, bearing fresh green foliage and pure white petals with sulphur yellow stamens. Grow in full sun to partial shade. Like all lilies, it needs good drainage in winter, so plant on a natural slope or add grit to the planting hole. A summer-flowering bulb, plant from autumn to spring. 

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All parts of the plant are fatal to cats, including the pollen. 

How to grow Lilium martagon

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Lilium martagon and wildlife

Lilium martagon has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lilium martagon poisonous?

Lilium martagon can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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