Scarlet Martagon Lily
Lilium chalcedonicum

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: chalcedonicum (kalk-ee-DON-ee-kum) (Info)
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Division:

2 - Martagon hybrids

Flower Habit:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

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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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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Bloom Size:

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Color Pattern:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 14, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a tall Lily from Greece, said to have a curious smell (what kind of smell, I dont know). It reaches up to 5ft tall.

The flowers are pendant, Turks cap shaped, plain red, with red stamens and short anthers, grouped in racemous inflorescences that bear up to 10 flowers. The bulb is short lived, so regular propagation is required. It blooms around early summer.

It likes light shade and moist soil.