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Chameleon Martagon Lily
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Chameleon Martagon Lily Martagon Lilies

Martagon Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Also known as Turks Cap Lily
Genus Lilium Martagon
Colours Yellow and Pink with Orange speckles
Aspect Partial Sun/Partial Shade
Height 150-200cm / 60-80"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period June
Soil Type Acidic to Alkaline, chalky, clay, sand or loam based
Bulb Size 22cm
Hardiness Very Hardy - H6 (-20°C to -15°C)
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2021)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes
Double flowered No

Description of Chameleon Martagon Lily Martagon Lilies

Chameleon Martagon Lily, like most martagons, is ideal for woodland-type gardens. These little beauties attract butterflies and look very graceful when they dance in the wind. Each flower head is about 5cm in diameter and once established they will grow to about 160cm (1.6m) and produce up to 40 heads from each bulb.Chameleon Martagon Lily
Chameleon Martagon Lily from Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Chameleon Martagon Lily from Harts Nursery

How to plant Martagon Lilies

  • These Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. 
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Martagon Lilies like a any soil from Acidic to Alkaline, chalky, clay, sand or loam based.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 8" apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
  • Lilies tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.
  • Plant the bulbs with 6" of soil above them.
  • Martagon lilies will flower early Summer.

Plant care: Chameleon Martagon Lily from Harts Nursery

How to care for Oriental Lilies

  • Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained and, preferably, humus rich.
  • If planting in pots, make sure lilies are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • Lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a day’s full sunshine, if it’s a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun.
  • Lily bulbs do not like to be dried out so they must be kept in soil at all times.
  • Try to plant your lilies where they will dry out after rain to prevent Botrytis, a fungus that spots the leaves. If you do see brown spots on your leaves, spray with a fungicide recommended for roses.
    If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
  • After a few years of flowering, you may find your Oriental Lily produces less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
  • To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray or you can make up your own with the Concentrate. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.
  • You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks. 


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Lillies for autumn planting:

This question was asked by
- Richard Allibone

Hi Please could you tell me what lillies you have available for delivery now so I can plant in September. I am looking to add to my cut flower bed on my allotment where I have a few lillies already. I would like mainly pink colours and good scent that would make great cut flowers, ideally several varieties that will flower at slightly different times. Many thanks, Richard

Hi there,
The only lily we have available for dispatch and planting now, is Lilium Candidum - the Madonna Lily. We also have out Martagon Lilies available for dispatch this Autumn. All our other lilies will be sent out in the Spring for Summer flowering.

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Pack of 3 Bulbs (SKU17646)

The Hart Family

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