Martagon lilies are unique, stunning lilies that bloom in June. These lily cultivars are wonderful garden plants because of their ability to withstand a wide variety of garden soils, except extremely wet conditions, as well as preferring shade unlike most lilies. They make beautiful companions to hostas and part shade woodland perennials or shrubs. Most varieties grow 3 to 4 1/2 feet tall.
A member of the martagon family, this lily is the only upward-facing martagon species. A splendid plant with slightly recurved petals. Likes a well-drained, gritty soil with lots of compost added.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘CLAUDE SHRIDE’
This hybrid is among the finest of the martagon selections with its vigorous growth rate and dark red-colored flowers. Very stunning in the shaded landscape.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘NEPERA’
A martagon lily with spotted, orange, down-facing flowers. Will brighten up any shade garden.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘MAHOGANY BELLS’
A martagon lily with rich mahogany flowers. Has dark colored flower stems.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘MARGARET MAUVE’
A martagon lily with dusty pink flowers. Beautiful in a part shade setting.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘BROTSING’
This martagon lily has large, light yellow spotted flowers with intense, bright orange pollen. Flowers face out.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘PINK TAURADE’
This beautiful martagon lily produces outfacing flowers of a pink/orange blend. The wonderfully whorled leaves display a silver pattern which is especially prominent in the spring.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘MRS R O BACKHOUSE’
This classic martagon lily was introduced many years ago and has withstood the test of time. Yellow flowers with a pink overlay top the 4′ flower spikes in late June. Its bright color compliments the darker shades of other martagon species.
LILIUM MARTAGON ‘DALHANSONII’
The willowy stems of ‘Dalhansonii’ carry many small deep chestnut reddish-brown flowers dotted with gold spots. Because of its tall stature, it is suitable for the back of the perennial border.