Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shade Plant of the Week - Martagon Lilies

Martagon lilies are a species of wild lilies that can grow in the shady garden.  They add height and color to the garden.  Martagon lilies do not like to be disturbed, so if you dig them up or plant them for a first time you may not see them again for another year (or two).  The flowers themselves are small and downward facing, but an established plant can have up to 50 or more flowers.   They come in a variety of colors: yellow, red, orange, white, and pink.
'Mrs. R. O. Backhouse' Martagon Lily from my garden

'Claude Shride' martagon lily from Woodland Gardens

No comments: