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Lilium martagon 'Backhouse'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: martagon (MART-uh-gon) (Info)
Cultivar: Backhouse

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Division:
2 - Martagon hybrids

Flower Habit:
(c) Down-facing

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Mid Fall

Flower Shape:
Recurved

Bloom Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:
Spotted

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral berrygirl On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

martagon 'Backhouse' - similar in shape, size and growth habit as regular martagon, but with the added coloration which makes it particularly interesting; requires rich, humus soil; often takes a season to adjust to its new home, so don't expect it to bloom the 1st year.

Color: Mixture
Height: 32" And Up
Flowering Time: Mid Summer
Sun vs Shade: Full Sun Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Average
Zones: 4 5 6 7 8

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crystal, Minnesota
Ramblewood, New Jersey
Pittsford, New York
Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina



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