Turk Cap's Lily
40 - 50 cm
July - August
fertile, humus rich, well drained, preferably lime-rich
needs warm, sunny place
Lilium is a large genus in the lily family, Liliaceae, native to temperate regions, the majority in Asia and N-America and a few in Europe. They are usually tall plants with large, colourful flowers in all colours apart from blue. A great number of garden cultivars are grown in gardens.
Bulbs planted in spring.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown September - October, hypogeal germination.
Seed sown in a well draining seed starting substrate about 5 mm (1/4 inch) deep. Stored at 20°C (68°F) for 9-12 weeks. During that time the seed will germinate and form a bulb. After this period the seed pot needs to be stored at temperatures below 4°C (40°F) for 3 months until bringing it back to 20°C (68°F) for the leaves to emerge.
Needs a sunny place and fertile soil.