Asiatic hybrid lilies are the most well known type of lily with upright flowers. Asian hybrid lilies are the first lilies obtained in the past from crosses between wild lily species originating from Asia. Asiatic lilies are sturdy lilies that grow easily and are suitable for perennial planting. They are characterized by a very wide colour range with many hard, clear colours. They bloom from mid to late summer. Their flowering height is 60-100 cm. They generally give a large number of flowers. This type of lily does not smell. These lilies can also be planted in pots or planters.
Cultivation of martagon lilies
The planting depth of a Martagon bulb is 10 cm plus the height of the bulb. The roots at the base of the bulb must point down in different directions and it is important that the soil is well moist and firmly pressed when the planting hole is filled. In the spring, deposit 15 cm deep with each lily a free supplied capsule with organic herbal which prevents harmful leaf insects.
Martagon lilies need to be well watered in the garden during the growing period until late in the autumn to ensure good flower production in the following spring.It is also important that all lily plant remains are removed from the garden every autumn. The best time to fertilize Martagon lilies is immediately after the flowering season so that the leaves and the stem have the opportunity to die naturally before the winter begins. It is best to work organic manure in the ground at some distance from the bulb and the stem and then cover it with sand or soil, this prevents raindrops from spattering molds on the lily leaves.
Martagon lilies can also be planted in pots or trays, from which excess water can run out, with a minimum layer of 15 cm of potting soil at the bottom.