Lilium martagon 'Arabian Night'
turkscap lily bulb
- available to order from winter 2020
- 1 bulb
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: May to June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb Size: 12/14
Masses of nodding flowers, each with recurved burgundy-orange petals that are heavily freckled, dangle enticingly from the uptight stems in early to midsummer. Their vibrant colour and exotic appearance creates a very striking display, and their undemanding nature means they can be used in most soils and are even tolerant of light shade.
The RSPCA have reported that all parts of the lily can be fatal to cats, including the flower, leaves and pollen. For more information visit Rspca.org
- Garden care: Lilies can be planted at any time from early autumn, to mid-spring. Planting in autumn often helps them settle in and become better established before they start to put on their new spring growth, but spring planting is a better option if your soil is heavy and wet during winter. Choose a sunny spot, preferably where the plant receives a little light shade at its base, and plant each bulb 15-20cm (6-8in) deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould. Space them at approximately 30cm (12") intervals and provide support before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms promptly and cut the dead stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.