Turk's Cap Lily, Martagon Lily
Height: 3-4' (90-120cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Pink, maroon, white ____________________________________
Subclass: Monocotyledonae (Monotyledons) Superorder: Liliidae (Lily Superorder) Order: Liliales (Lily Order) Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family) Genus: Lilium (Lily) Species: martagon (from the Turkish for a Sultan's turban) ____________________________________
Lilium martagon is a vigorous lily with a purple-speckled stem 3' or 4' high, with whorls of stiff deep green leaves. In summer, it has long spikes of smallish pink to red flowers with maroon spots, with turned back petals and prominent stamens.
The flower buds are covered in thick white down, so that at the tight bud stage, they look like balls of cotton wool inside the calyx.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seed pod is a fat ribbed cylinder opening into three parts.
Seed The seeds are flat light brown oval discs. There are many seeds in each seed pod.
Seedling The single seedleaf is wide, fleshy and deep bluish green.
Other types of Lily seed sown indoors between damp paper towels germinated in 12-27 days.
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