WHITE TURK'S CAP Lilium martagon

WHITE TURK'S CAP Lilium martagon

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This rare Martagon Lily produces flower produces many, medium sized, pure white flowers with curvy petals. Plants are held on strong stems! Plants are hardy and long lived. Sometimes the Michigan Lily and Turk's Cap Lily names are used interchangeably, but each is a different species.

Type: Hardy Perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Height: 60-80cm

Location: Sun or part

Bloom time: Late spring and throughout summer

Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.

Seeds per pack: 5

Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:

Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.

Alternatively, these seeds can also be planted outdoors in fall, winter, or early spring, while temperatures are still cold (but ground is workable) to germinate naturally in spring. Be sure to mark the area where you planted them, and that the soil is consistently moist.

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