I saw this lovely plant at the Chelsea Flower Show this week on the RBC Blue Water Garden, designed by Nigel Dunnett.
Lilium martagon (turks cap lily) is a rather refined, elegant plant, very different to it’s showier, large flowering cousins such as the Madonna Lily.
This particular variety is called Lilium martagon ‘Orange Marmalade’. Doesn’t the burnt orange colour look great with blue?
Apart from being tall, slim and beautiful, it’s useful because it likes to grow in shade …… plant it in rich compost, but make sure it has good drainage in winter.
They’re usually available in Spring and quite expensive to buy, but once established it’ll obligingly seed itself around and multiply.
I hope you’re inspired by this plant and that you’ll add it to your list if you’re looking for plants for shady areas of your garden.
Bulbs are available from:
Have a happy weekend.
Images: Jill Anderson