- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 110 cm
- Bulb Size
- 14/16 cm
- Pinks & Pastels
- Purples & Mauves
- Oranges & Yellows
Lilium Martagon Manitoba Morning
Striking, coral-rose Martagon lily - ‘Manitoba Morning’ will bring exotic beauty to shady borders with stems adorned with exquisite, spotted blooms.
Martagon lilies produce a candelabra stem-formation, holding numerous downturned, recurved blooms which resemble miniature turbans, hence the common name ‘Turk’s cap lily’. These tropical-looking lilies are native to mountain meadow areas of Europe, and not warm climates as some might believe - they are therefore able to withstand cold winters providing the soil does not become waterlogged.
A haven for butterflies and pollinators, this captivating and romantic lily is one for the wildlife-friendly garden and makes a fantastic, long-lasting cut flower.
To cultivate lilies, choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil, digging a hole 15cm deep. Plant the bulbs 15-23cm apart, ensuring they sit 15cm below the soil surface. Water the surrounding soil well, maintaining soil moisture until growth emerges. Young shoots may be susceptible to slug damage, so use wildlife-friendly methods such as a top layer of sand to protect emerging growth. Most Lilies can also be grown in pots – ensure containers are deep and have large drainage holes in the base. As the majestic stems ascend, they will reach heights of 45-150cm, depending on variety. Support taller cultivars with stakes as they grow. Use dilute, balanced liquid plant feed every two weeks during the summer. Spray as soon as you notice the bright red lily beetle or their larvae.